Angela: Portrait of a Revolutionary (1971)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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. Given the fact that this is clearly a pro-Davis film, it demonstrates an unusual degree of objectivity.

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Black-Panthers, activism, Black [race], philosophy, prison, politician