Documenting Feminist Revolutionaries: Grace Lee Boggs & Angela Davis

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Documenting Feminist Revolutionaries: Grace Lee Boggs & Angela Davis

Yesterday Moon and I saw Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners, the new documentary about Angela Davis's imprisonment and trial in the early 1970s, scheduled for its theatrical release next month on 5 April. While an embargo on reviews forbids us to talk about it at length until its release date, I can say it will be more than pleasing to readers of her autobiography who crave her narrative to be "visualized," to be, let's say, "fleshed out."

Davis's documentary is not the only cinematic adaptation and telling of the life of a feminist radical this year. Feminist Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is currently in production and recounts Chinese-American feminist's activist life, which, like Davis's, has focused on fighting for the rights of workers, POCs, and women.

Last year Davis and Boggs sat down for a conversation about their radical politics. You can read the transcript HERE; UStream has the event archived, which you can watch in full below: