Director(s): Shola Lynch
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
FREE ANGELA tells the dramatic story of how a young philosophy professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt of a judge that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and a nation wondering, as Newsweek magazine asks: what would prompt Angela Davis, “the daughter of the black bourgeoisie, to take a desperate turn to terrorism?”
For the 40th anniversary of her acquittal on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy, Angela Davis and all the main characters recount the politics and actions that branded her a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner.
Strong, attractive and engaging, Angela Davis is one such person who becomes a symbol at the center of this still relevant power struggle.