Click ‘Read More + Comment’ to view video. A documentary feature, almost eight years in the making, ‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoners’ gives us an intimate look behind the woman that launched a revolutionary movement. Directed by Shola Lynch with Executive Producers, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jay Z,  James Lassiter and Sidra Smith, ‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoners’ centers around the legendary and iconic Political Activist, Scholar and Author, Angela Yvonne Davis. After nearly 4 decades Davis speaks candidly for the first time on past political and pivotal involvements that left her with the stigma of not only “terrorist” but propelling this 26 year old philosophy Professor on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Ten Most Wanted fugitive list, eventually leading to a 22 month imprisonment until her acquittal in 1972 of false accusations of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy.  ‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoner’s releases in theaters nationwide today.

 

 

Angela Davis 5

“I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities.”

 

 

Angela Davis 7

“Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.”

 

 

Angela Davis 12

“Poor people, people of color – especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.”

 

 

Angela Davis 8

“Radical simply means grasping things at the root.”

 

 

Angela Davis 9

“The one extraordinary event of my life had nothing to do with me as an individual—with a little twist of history, another sister or brother could have easily become the political prisoner whom millions of people from throughout the world rescued from persecution and death.”

 

 

Angela Davis 3

“Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it’s perhaps far more terrible than it’s ever been.”

 

 

Angela Davis 11

“Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery – did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.”

 

 

Angela Davis 2r

“But at the same time you can’t assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.”

 

 

Angela Davis

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society”