With these young women putting their bodies and minds on the line in the fight for justice, looking at their personal lives is just as meaningful.
UNAPOLOGETIC captures a tense and polarizing moment in Chicago’s fight for the livelihood of its Black residents. The film follows Janaé and Bella, two young abolitionist organizers, as they work within the Movement for Black Lives to seek justice for Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, two young Black people killed by Chicago police. They aim to elevate a progressive platform for criminal justice to a police board led by Lori Lightfoot and a complicit city administration, while also elevating leadership by women and femmes.
Documentary, African-American Experience, Justice, Women and Film, Activism
Ashley O’Shay, Morgan Elise Johnson
Monica Film Center 9.03.21 - 9.09.21