Friday 15 June
docu: Free Angela Davis and all political prisoners
Free Angela Davis and all political prisoners documentary
Shola Lynch, 2012, 1h42, english spoken with some english subtitles
So this Friday NieuwLand was going to be the proud host of an event titled PINK - Black Girl Magic in Focus, but that got cancelled last minute - so we'll throw in a pizza and watch a movie together. To stay somewhat not too far away from topic we will screen a feature-long documentary about the famous Angela Davis trial back in the seventies in the US.
Time is short so for this one time I will lazily send you to wikipedia if you've never heard of Angela Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Davis#Arrest_and_trial.
Although the documentary mostly retraces the famous trial (and final acquitment) in a classic courtroom-drama-style, it also does a fair attempt at giving a broader look at the solidarity movement around the issue, and at the racist US society and dito government at large. Of course it has a bunch of gritty black-and-white archive footage. It also features several bits of a longer interview with Angela Davis herself: maybe not quite Black Girl Magic, but still pretty rock'n roll :-).
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