Wednesday, December 16

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

"In the stirring, soulful Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, director Shola Lynch mixes original interview footage and archival clips with the agility of a master turntablist, syncing images and ideas with precision and focus. Lynch and her film tackle a lot: humanizing Angela Davis; retrieving from modern history's remainder bin one of the most important episodes in the civil rights struggle; and subtly underscoring both how far we've come on issues of race, class, gender, and injustice—and how far there still is to go. The amount of information doled out may seem daunting, but it never overwhelms; none is superfluous. And thanks to Lynch's expert pacing and modulation of narrative tension, even viewers who already know the outcome of the film's central incident will likely be pulled to the edges of their seats. ..."
Voice: Humanzing Angela Davis in Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
NY Times: A Radical Beatified
YouTube: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, University of California Television (UCTV) 37:11

2011 September: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, 2013 February: Angela Davis, 2014 December: Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’.