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Source: Shadow and the Act, IndieWire
FREE ANGELA is a work-in-progress feature-length documentary about Angela Davis and the high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon.
Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.
Shola Lynch learned the craft of documentary making while working with Ken Burns and Florentine Films on the Peabody Award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright. Ms. Lynch was also one of producers of the Emmy Award-winning HBO sports documentary Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team. At Orlando Bagwell’s ROJA Productions, she co-produced a documentary short about the 2000 Census and racial identity that aired on PBS in 2003 as part of the last hour of the four-part series on race in America, Matters of Race. Lynch is also the director of the PBS documentary on Shirley Chisholm 1972 Democratic Presidential bid Unbought and Unbossed.