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11 Apr
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Grand Lake Theatre
Grand Lake Theatre 3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 United States


Oakland residents have long considered Barbara Lee to be their fierce and visionary champion for social justice equity, but it was her historic “no” vote in the aftermath of 9/11 that captured the attention of the world. This comprehensive documentary by local luminary Abby Ginzberg shows Lee in her hometown as she reminisces on her early years as a single mother dependent on federal aid, to her work with the Black Panthers, and her pivotal friendships with Shirley Chisholm and Ron Dellums. Ginzberg takes full advantage of her unlimited access to Lee’s sons, sisters, and colleagues to present a compelling and inspiring profile of a Bay Area political powerhouse who has steadfastly worked on behalf of the underserved for decades.

This is a free community screening.

Director Abby Ginzberg

Bay Area filmmaker Abby Ginzberg counts among her films Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey (2005); Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice (2010); Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (2014), for which she won a Peabody Award; Agents of Change (2016); and Waging Change (2019).

Filmmaker Profile

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Premiere World

Runtime 80

Country USA

Director Abby Ginzberg

Producer Abby Ginzberg

Editor Stephanie Mechura

Cinematographer Vicente Franco, Ashley James

Music Osei Essed