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Sneak Peek of CineMujer’s Radical Women Film Series

March 17, 2014

This weekend, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center reintroduces its CineMujer film series, with an award-winning lineup of documentaries featuring radical and revolutionary women. Look for more information on the film festival in the March 19 issue of the Current. 

Check out trailers and showtimes for the six films here:

Friday, March 21, 2014

7:00pm: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

This first person documentary traces the legacy of white Southern civil rights leader and activist, Anne Braden. When she was charged with sedition for trying to desegregate a Louisville, Ky. neighborhood in 1954, Braden didn’t back down, instead she emerged as a passionate and influential racial justice organizer.

9:00 pm: Mercedes Sosa: the Voice of Latin America

Learn about the impact Mercedes Sosa, one of Argentina’s most popular musicians, had on not just the musical history of Latin America but the political climate. The film intimately explores Sosa’s personal successes, failures and struggles.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

6:00 pm: American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Find out how a 98-year-old Chinese woman from Detroit became a leading African-American rights activist. Boggs championed everything from labor to feminism to the Asian-American and environmental justice movements. Boggs spent her life engaging citizens with the struggles of the major U.S. social movements of the past century.    

8:00pm: Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years

Discover the legacy of Audre Lorde, a key contributor to German discourse on racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, classism, and homophobia within the Black movement as well as Black and white feminism.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

3:00 pm: Antonia Pantoja: Presente!

This black Puerto Rican activist and early supporter of bilingual education created advocacy organizations to empower youth and inspired generations of activists. This documentary uses never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, and personal narrative from Pantoja herself.

4:30pm: Free Angela and all other Political Prisoners

Revisit the controversial case against feminist professor and African-American activist, Angela Davis. Placed on the FBI’s “Top Ten Most Wanted List” and facing counts of conspiracy, murder, and kidnapping, Davis maintained resilience, finding strength from supporters who stood be her side and celebrated her eventual vindication.

CineMujer Film Series: Radical Women: $5/day, $10/3-day weekend pass, Times Vary, March 21-23, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave., (210) 228-0201, www.esperanzacenter.org

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