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BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
(82 min) US
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THURSDAY 10/21, 8:30 PM (SESSION 1)

Director/Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Producers: Joslyn Rose Lyons, Shola Lynch

Description:

Representative Barbara Lee is a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and economic and racial justice in the US Congress who cut her teeth as a volunteer for the Black Panther Party and was the lone vote in opposition to the broad authorization of military force following the September 11th attacks. The film not only introduces the public to Barbara Lee but to many others such as Senator Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, CNN commentator Van Jones, actor Danny Glover and author Alice Walker who all share insights about what makes Barbara Lee unique as a public servant and as a truth-telling African American woman.

Biography:

Abby Ginzberg is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker who has been producing documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. Her film Waging Change presents the challenges faced by tipped servers, forced to rely on tips and the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13, And Then They Came For Us, about the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WW II and the Muslim travel ban. Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa won a Peabody award. She was the Consulting Producer on The Barber of Birmingham nominated for an Oscar.

Shola Lynch is an award-winning filmmaker best known for the documentary Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and the Peabody Award winning documentary Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed. Her film Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is a first hand account of the events that thrust Angela Davis into the national spotlight from a young college professor to a fugitive on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. The film won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Excellence for Best Documentary.

Joslyn Rose Lyons
worked on documentaries and TV shows for HBO, Warner Bros. Pictures, MTV, BET, VH1, Discovery, PBS, MSNBC, Warner Bros., and Oprah Winfrey Network. Her directorial debut Soundz of Spirit premiered at HBO. Joslyn directed HBO Def Poetry with Simmons Lathan Media Group, and produced the Grammy Showcase at Creative Artists Agency. Joslyn co-founded a digital content platform with RESPECT Magazine, working with The Grammy Museum, Capitol Records, and Yahoo! Music.

Contact Information:

w: https://www.truthtopowermovie.com
e:
abbyginzberg@gmail.com



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