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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

a LeeLee Films production ; directed and produced by Grace Lee ; producers, Caroline Libresco, Austin Wilkin
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. [This documentary presents] Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond"--Container.
Director
Grace Lee
Performers
Grace Lee Boggs, Danny Glover, Bill Ayers, Angela Davis, Julia Putnam.
Release Date
2013
Run Time
84 min.
Language
English dialog; English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
"For educational use only"--Container, disc surface
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
  • Bonus features : A conversation with Grace Lee Boggs : USC in 2009 ; On revolution : UC Berkeley 2012 ; Filmmaker's commentary ; 2 deleted scenes ; Grace Lee Boggs' reaction to the film ; Grace Lee Boggs Day at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School.
Variant Title
Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Let's go back 70 years
  • Hegel/Party name/McCarthyism
  • Becoming an activist
  • Meeting James Boggs
  • Martin and Malcolm
  • 1967 rebellions
  • Conversations in Maine
  • Revolution
  • Detroit's first Black mayor
  • Re-examining MLK
  • Detroit summer
  • Asian American movement
  • Conversation as activism
  • Aging is not for sissies
  • What time is it?
ISBN
9780989972604, 0989972607, 9780989927611, 098992761X, 9780989972611
Credits
Editor, Kim Roberts; cinematography, Jerry A. Henry, Quyen Tran; music by Vivek Maddala.
Published
[United States] : LeeLee Films, [2013]
Description
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround and stereo.
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