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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014)

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Grace Lee Boggs has spent a life of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century: from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy—her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her—drives the story forward. Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, Boggs’s late husband James and a host of Detroit comrades across three generations help shape this American story. As she wrestles with a Detroit in ongoing transition, contradictions of violence and non-violence, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the 1967 rebellions, and non-linear notions of time and history, Boggs emerges with an approach that is radical in its simplicity and clarity: revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience—the ability to transform oneself to transform the world.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 21st, 2014 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Political, Asian-Americans, African-American, Environment, Bigotry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Cherry Sky Pictures, Center for Asian-American Media, Chicken and Egg Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Grace Lee Boggs    Herself


Danny Glover    Himself
Bill Ayers    Himself
Angela Davis    Herself
Julia Putnam    Herself
Bill Moyers    Himself
Ruby Dee    Herself
Ossie Davis    Himself
Shea Howell    Himself
Ron Scott    Himself
Scott Kurashige    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Caroline Libresco    Producer
Austin Wilkin    Producer
Joan Huang    Executive Producer
Kim Roberts    Editor
Jerry A. Henry    Cinematographer
Quyen Tran    Cinematographer
Eurie Chung    Associate Producer
Pete Horner    Sound Designer
Pete Horner    Re-recording Mixer
Yana Gorskaya    Additional Editor
Louis Lee    Assistant Editor
Frances Reid    Additional Cinematography
Austin Wilkin    Post-Production Supervisor
Vivek Maddala    Score Producer

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