AngelaDavis

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Film screening and discussion

May/
Sun 10 May 2015

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Film screening and discussion

AngelaDavis
Sun 10 May 2015,

In Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, a flashpoint in the black liberation struggle that made her a revolutionary icon. With extraordinary archival footage, interviews with Davis, all four of her trial lawyers and the activists who co-led a massive international movement for her freedom, this rarely presented documentary tells a complex story that continues to reverberate in our own time.

Dir: Shola Lynch
112 minutes, 2012, USA/France

After the screening, a panel will discuss how historical absences about black lives and contributions to cultural histories from the past can act as drivers for creativity in the present.

Presented with the short film Hairpiece: A Film For Nappy-Headed People (10 mins, USA, 1982). Ayoka Chenzira unpacks the thorny history and politics of what black people do to their hair in a humorous yet cutting short animation.

Part of Come the Revolution… a series of screenings, discussions and special events to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of minister, author, self-made man, political activist and civil rights leader – the complex, controversial and charismatic Malcolm X.

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