DVD Contest: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

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DVD Contest: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Shola Lynch‘s Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself Fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for “Power to All People.”

So on August 7th, 1970, when Angela is implicated in the politically motivated kidnapping and murder of a judge in a brazen daylight shootout at the Marin County, CA courthouse, the nation wonders and Newsweek magazine asks: “What would prompt the daughter of the black bourgeoisie to take a desperate turn to terrorism?”

Angela flees California, convinced she will not be given a fair trial and is placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list. After a national manhunt she is captured two months later in New York City. Charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, Angela is put on trial in one of the most sensational court cases of its time. After a two-year legal battle, an all white jury acquits her on all charges in 1972.

It’s an edge-of-your seat thriller told for the first time by Angela and others who lived through the events firsthand.

Free Angela is a must see documentary! A candid and powerful account of the tumultuous times and a woman who challenges a society that is afraid of all that she represents. Filled with elements of intrigue, suspense and conspiracies, the film delivers by empowering and inspiring diverse international audiences with its message of hope and redemption.

All you have to do is enter your information below starting August 15 thru August 20th. We’ll draw names randomly on August 21. 5 Winners will be notified by E-mail. Each will receive a DVD copy. Only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted, and multiple entrants may be disqualified. Employees, agents, consultants and other advisors of blackfilm.com, Inc. are not eligible to participate in this contest. No one under 13 is eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. GOOD LUCK!!

To enter, please email your Name, Address & Email Address to freeangeladvd@blackfilm.com and write in “Free Angela DVD” in the subject line. All entrants MUST be residents of the United States. blackfilm.com respects the privacy of its readers. No information submitted in this contest will be given, copied, transferred, or sold to any third parties

blackfilm.com respects the privacy of its readers. No information submitted in this contest will be given, copied, transferred, or sold to any third parties.


  1. Sandra Simmons says:

    Angela helped form my young womanhood… Thank you!