Free Angela And All Political Prisoners 2013 NR CC

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The dramatic true story of college professor Angela Davis and how her social activism implicated her in a botched kidnapping attempt, landing her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.

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Angela Davis, Eisa Davis
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1 hour, 42 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Shola Lynch
Starring Angela Davis, Eisa Davis
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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I really wanted to see this film.
Wayne Powell
The fabric of society being rent apart, one can reason the state being justified in using the most extreme means for it's preservation.
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This is an excellent documentary and included a lot of new footage.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Afrophonics on August 17, 2013
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This review is from the theatrical release, and originally appeared in The Huffington Post , April 5, 2013

Judging History and Angela Davis
A review of Free Angela.

When I was younger, in the eighties, one of the greatest compliments (or insults, depending on who said it) was to be told you had an "Angela Davis" afro. The hairstyle then, didn't resonate the same meaning as it did in the late sixties and seventies, when, in those days, it called forth a number of responses from people the world over. To the mainstream establishment in the United States, Angela Davis, crowned with the fullest of afros, was the embodiment of terrorism and the specter of overthrow. To the kids that I grew up with, in a middle-class, black neighborhood on Long Island, New York, she represented an era that we'd heard about, but, perhaps, didn't understand very well. We did know, however, that most of our parents considered her a hero, while most of our teachers didn't. Free Angela, a feature length documentary directed by Shola Lynch, does a fine job in helping to explain how Ms. Davis came to represent so much to so many.

The political and social environment in the late sixties and early seventies was amongst the most turbulent this nation has seen. It is during this time that Ms. Davis rose to prominence, first, as a philosophy professor at UCLA, then as an political activist, battling the state forces allied against her and organizations such as the maligned Black Panther Party, for whom she was a staunch advocate.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dwayne spencer on January 1, 2014
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Very Informative, excellent documentary. Some of the historical events I was not aware of brought a new awareness of Angela Davis to me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frank Marino on December 25, 2013
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Learn what you didn't in history class. Learn the all out war against black radicals waged by the US Gov't and the individuals whose courage to stand out against US imperialism domestically and abroad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frieda10 on January 5, 2014
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After having grown up in L.A. and being aware of her trials, I was glad to know that her life had been documented and presented so well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Robinson on September 7, 2013
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As a minority, Angela Davis has played a big role in our lives. Her non-stop will to fight is admired by all. Great documentary!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kamitic on August 28, 2013
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I really enjoyed this. Docs can sometimes be boring and drag on. That is not the case with FREE ANGELA. The right balance of education and entertainment. I really learn a lot, very informative. It felt very up close and personal. A definite watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AJ Rolland on February 13, 2015
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This is my very favorite Documentary on this subject. What happened to Angela Davis is a travesty... the final scene in this movie (a still picture with audio commentary between Nixon and a Staff Member) is worth the price of watching this movie! What bigotry at the highest ranks of government.

Angela Davis is an American trailblazer and in my opinion, she is a hero. This movie uses historical footage, interviews (some old, some in more modern settings) and a little bit of re-enactment to tell the best version of this story possible. Davis wasn't thinking only about her incarceration and wanting protestors to demand freedom for herself... she had them ask for freedom for ALL political prisoners.
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Moving, powerful, - I would have loved to see this movie be hours and hours long to just listen to the amazing words and right-on in-depth critical analysis of Angela Davis, - AMAZING! Brilliant. And the times are not that far away from us, - we have THE SAME forces at work today, - the same forces that limit and restrict ALL peoples freedoms, especially if you are not the valued cherished privileged inheritor of the status quo - aka, white, rich/middle class, male, - and reading Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow will tell you that the problems with our prison system have not gone away, - and that racism has not disappeared since the 60s. As a white, lesbian female pursing a career in academia, I can attest to the climate that attacks, snubs, hinders, and often, chains, those who want to teach the real story of our nation - stories like Angela Davis' and the Black Panther Party and the struggle for equity and justice!
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