Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
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.
Black-Panthers, activism, Black [race], philosophy, prison, politician