Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

CIFF Speaks


Monday, April 12, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Wayside Furniture

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by Ashley O'Shay, director of UNAPOLOGETIC and CIFF's inaugural Groundbreaker Award recipient. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts.


Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM


Janaé and Bella are Black female activists fighting for transformative justice, responsible policing, and legal reform in Chicago, Illinois. Frustrated that Black women are frequently excluded from leadership in mainstream movements, they unapologetically advocate for racial justice through a Black, queer, female lens. Janaé, a leader in the Black Youth Project 100 and a doctoral candidate, balances rallies for justice with dissertation meetings. Bella is a scholar and “raptivist” using music to promote Black liberation and uplift Black women. The documentary follows their relentless campaigns to achieve justice for Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, both fatally shot by police. Despite...

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