Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation (2010)

Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama

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Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation -- Thirteen years. Two inspiring women. One conversation. MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING is an award-winning, historically rich and unique documentary featuring conversations between two women who share a profound passion for justice. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama share intimate conversations about personal histories and influences that shaped them and some of the most important social movements of the 20th century. Illustrated with rare footage from the 1800's to today, the film's unique format honors the scope and depth of their knowledge on topics ranging from Jim Crow laws and Japanese internment camps, to the arts, cross-cultural/cross-racial alliances, Civil Rights, anti-war, international solidarity, women's and gay liberation movements, to today's campaigns for political prisoners and prison reform. These insights, recorded over the span of 13 years, take in the history of a century and offer critical lessons about community activism and tremendous hope for the future of social justice. A QUAD Productions film by C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan. Distributed by Women Make Movies. WINNER of three international film festival awards, NOMINATED for a 2011 award from the American Library Association and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by EMRO. (2009, 97 minutes). TO BUY or RENT: www.wmm.com/filmcatalogue/pages/c796.shtml

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