"CHISHOLM '72- Unbought and Unbossed", presented by
is the first historical documentary that explores the
life and election campaign of Brooklyn's finest, Shirley
In 1972, when Shirley Chisholm, boldly bid for the presidency, women had
made it out of the kitchen, and the Civil Rights Act was still new.
"CHISHOLM '72" chronicles the adventures that carried her from the
in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to the democratic National Convention
of Americans from all walks of life supported her trail.
With its blaxploitation flare and seventies visual sensibility,
"CHISHOLM '72" is a
sassy chronicle of this persuasive humanist's campaign. While she was
the first black
woman elected to congress and the first to run for president, she ran,
as she put it,
not as a black or a woman but as a candidate of the people.
This powerful and inspiring documentary celebrates a remarkable woman,
but also raises
stinging questions more potent in this election year about the social
her campaign. If the country wasn't ready for Chisholm 30 years
ago,under what conditions
would a black or a woman be considered electable today? In other words,
has anything changed?
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Director: Shola Lynch
This is Shola's
directorial debut. This film was entered in the 2004
documentary competition of the Sundance Film Festival.
She has worked with and learned from Ken Burns's Florentine
Films (Frank Lloyd Wright and Jazz), HBO Sports (Do
You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S.
Olympic Hockey Team), and ROJA Productions (Matters
of Race). Lynch's most important filmmaking skill comes
from having competed 15 years as a track athlete: perseverance
in pursuing a goal. "CHISHOLM '72- Unbought and Unbossed"
is distributed by FILM MOVEMENTS.
Movement was created so consumers across the country
don't have to miss out on some of the best films of
the year. Each month our Members receive an award-winning
film to own on DVD in advance of it opening in theaters.
Selected by curators from the world's top festivals,
films are exclusively available through Film
Movement. "CHISHOLM '72- Unbought and Unbossed"
will be released theatrically and on DVD in September
2004 by Film
Movement. As a member of Film
Movement you can receive and own DVDs before they
run in the theaters. To become a member visit www.filmmovement.com
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