Angela Davis: Portrait of a Revolutionary
Brough to you by the Black History Studies'Women in Activism Film Festival.
Writer and intellectual Angela Davis was one of the most outspoken activists of the 1960s and 1970s. A professor of philosophy at UCLA, Davis was also a communist, a Black Panther and a vocal critic of the U.S. government as well as sexism, racism and war.
The late '60s and early '70s produced a large crop of social critics and self-labelled revolutionaries. Outspoken Black militant feminist and communist Angela Davis was one of these. Davis, also a professor of philosophy at U.C.L.A., is the subject of this documentary film made by one of her U.C.L.A. students. It features her in the classroom, at a "rap" session, studying quietly, and giving her rumbustious speeches at antiwar and other demonstrations.
A film by Yolande DuLuart
US/France, 1972, 80 minutes
Doors open at 12.00. The event will start 12.30 sharp!
Women in Activism Film Festival is a programme of screenings curated by Black History Studies celebrating Black Women in Activism; highlighting the variety of work, experiences and excellence of Black Women around the world and throughout history. It is important to recognise the contributions of Black Women to history, to make for a much more inclusive, richer, fuller and most importantly, truthful account of World history.
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