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Serena Williams, Angela Davis and W. Kamau Bell: This week in Black Awesomeness

Edit: For some reason the links aren't working -and they're really good- so I linked them below number.

By Lauren McEwen
The Washington Post
September13, 2012

New Angela Davis documentary premieres at Toronto Film Festival.



Willow and Jaden Smith joined their parents at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of the new documentary (1) on Angela Davis’s life, “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” which is being produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z.

The film was directed by Shola Lynch who produced the 2004 documentary, “Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2) ”, about Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1972 run for president of the United States.

Watch the trailer for “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” below.



There’s also a great interview with Shola Lynch about the upcoming documentary over at Ebony (3) , where she discusses Angela Davis’s reaction to the film and what she learned while making the film.

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/serena-williams-angela-davis-and-w-kamau-bell-this-week-in-black-awesomeness/2012/09/13/0dcd28ae-fddb-11e1-a31e-804fccb658f9_blog.html

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Links:

(1) http://thegrio.com/2012/09/10/new-angela-davis-documentary-brings-life-of-revolutionary-to-big-screen/#s:angela-davis-and-the-smiths

(2) http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0388835/

(3) http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/documentary-revisits-angela-davis-fight-for-freedom-337

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