Synopsis by Sally Barber
In Motion: Amiri Baraka is a fascinating portrait of the poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, activist, and champion of black rights Amiri Baraka. Born Leroi Jones in Newark, NJ, in 1934, the documentary explores his early days as a poet in New York's Greenwich Village and traces his life story to his literary and political activities in the 1990s. Excerpts from Baraka's plays, including The Dutchman, one of the archetypal pieces of the 1960s, are interwoven into the in-depth account of Baraka's artistic development and social activism.
activism, novel, playwright, poet