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Presented in partnership with: Color of Change, Film Fatales, Hedgebrook, Make the Road New York, Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival housed at Morehouse College, Pen America, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
This is a profound and necessary story ripe for a countrywide, and indeed a world-wide, reckoning with racial injustice. After two Black Chicagoans, Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, are killed by police, the Movement for Black Lives demands justice and organizes to challenge an administration complicit in violence against its residents. Unapologetic introduces Janaé and Bella, two fierce activist leaders whose upbringing and experiences have shaped their view of what liberation could and should look like, as they urge an expansive view of public safety that does not depend on police. This invigorating documentary illuminates the love underpinning the anger and frustration that comes with being Black, queer women in the United States, and elevates those who are most often leading the way while being denied the spotlight.
“If Black, queer, feminist people are not free, nobody else is going to be free.” - Kush, film participant, Unapologetic
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