2/03/2022

BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER Nominated for NAACP Image Award!


NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Documentary!
BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
Directed by Abby Ginzberg

"[SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER] lands as an emotionally fortifying portrait of an open-minded warrior for change." - GoldenGlobes.com

WMM release BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER has been nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary! From Peabody award-winning filmmaker Abby Ginzberg (dir. WAGING CHANGE), the film is an intimate and inspiring portrait of Representative Barbara Lee, a champion of civil rights and the lone vote in opposition of the broad authorization of military force following the September 11th attacks. Uncompromising and conscientious to the core, she is the highest-ranking Black woman in the US Congress as well as its most steadfast voice for peace, and for economic and racial justice.

An all-star cast, including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, commentator Van Jones, actor Danny Glover and author Alice Walker, share insights about what makes Barbara Lee unique as a public servant and as a truth-telling Black woman in America.

BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER is perfect for courses in Politics, African American Studies, Racism, Women's Studies, American Government, Human Rights, and Law. Purchase a copy for your university, college, or institution here.
 
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Praise for BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
"Inspiring…energizes you not to just look for the helpers but to become one yourself." - Association for Women Film Journalists
"A timely portrait of a congresswoman who has been a true pioneer on behalf of racial and economic justice." - Deadline

"The film offers viewers of all ages a closer look at a truly inspiring civil servant — the very definition of a positive role model — and what it took for her to become who she is today." - Common Sense Media

"An engaging and inspiring documentary that provides insight into the politician, the person, and the role model." - San Francisco Gate

"A refreshing look at a legislator who fights for what she believes in, not what is politically convenient." - MV Times

"The film shows what has kept Rep. Lee from being corrupted by the lure of power in Washington D.C. has been her continual striving to help people first." - BeyondChron

"A portrait of a woman true to herself as she fights systemic injustice." - Cambridge Day

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SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
Outstanding Documentary Nominee, 53rd NAACP Image Awards
Audience Award Runner Up, DOC NYC 2020

Best Documentary, American Film Festival Poland 2020
Best Director Award, Harlem International Film Festival 2021
Best Documentary Nominee, British Urban Film Festival


San Francisco International Film Festival 2020
Jewish Film Institute's Cinegogue Summer Days
Woodstock Film Festival 2020
Sidewalk Film Festival 2020
Pan African Film Festival 2021
Martha Vineyard African American Film Festival 2021
Sonoma International Film Festival 2021
Cleveland International Film Festival 2021
Women + Film Festival 2021
United Nations Association Film Festival 2021
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