Jessica Chastain arrives at the premiere of the film "Woman Walks Ahead" at Toronto International Film Festival, September 10, 2017.
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Chastain film pays heed to indigenous voicesWhile her name will receive top billing when "Woman Walks Ahead" hits cinemas, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain was eager to avoid playing a white savior in the tale of two disenfranchised people finding hope and resistance together. The film, which has had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, tells the true story of Caroline Weldon, who was also known as Catherine. Chastain, whose production company aims to amplify marginalized voices and who works on at least one film a year with a female director, said she was drawn to the tale of a woman consigned to historical footnote.
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