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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

Unapologetic

Year: 2020
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 86 minutes

Unapologetic
Unapologetic
Unapologetic
Unapologetic

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 growing evidence of misconduct, no officers have received disciplinary action. UNAPOLOGETIC presents an unfettered view of a rising generation's frustrations. Often misunderstood and perceived by authority as brash and unreasonable, these leaders are provided with a platform to freely express their concerns, fears, and desires. What emerges is a beautiful portrait of two young activists maturing into Black woman organizers at the helm of powerful grassroots movements. — R.R.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

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

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebars
Black Cinema
Democracy's Heroes
Outlook
Women of the World

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director

Director
Ashley O'Shay

Producers
Ashley O'Shay, Morgan Elise Johnson

Cinematography
Ashley O'Shay

Editing
Rubin Daniels Jr.

Film Contact

Film Sponsors

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Community Partners

Black Women Werk

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

Twelve Literary Arts

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