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½ February 29, 2016
A first rate documentary. I was captivated by this story from start to finish. I learned a lot and was very interested by this film.
January 20, 2015
A good telling of Angela Davis' story of persecution, prosecution, and salvation which only dips its toe into her ideas. Perhaps because we're still a lot more comfortable with her as a pin up girl than as a purveyor of ideas?

I think the minute or so used for a pot shot at Richard Nixon near the end would have been better used revisiting the farmer who posted Ms. Davis' bail. He got a couple of minutes of interesting screen time, then disappeared from the story.
July 11, 2014
It seems so extremely long ago since there was a revolutionary US movement to the left. The member maybe most known over the world was Angela Davis, communist, for a short while philosophy teacher at UCLA and charged for murder, kidnapping and conspiracy.

This documentary is like a thriller. Davis returns from philosophy studies in Germany, is fired from UCLA by its board there Governor Ronald Reagan is a member, dedicates herself to prisoners' rights, falls in love with one of them. Than comes the disaster. That prisoner is involved in a court drama, there a judge is murdered and jury members injured and some of the guns are owned by Davis.

The reasons for her buying guns are the threats she has received and she showed her ID when buying them. That's the main point for the defence. Davis, the university philosophy teacher is by definition not stupid. She wouldn't get the guns that way if she was part of a terrorist conspiration.

Well-made movie about what can absolutely not be called present history. Although it was only 40 years ago.
October 3, 2013
Interesting documentary about Angela Davis and her affiliation with the Communist Party and Black Panthers. She was on the FBI's ten most wanted list after Marin County Judge Harold Haley murder. The movie shows interviews with Davis where she downplays her role in the murder. Very interesting.
August 28, 2013
FAIL! Angela was a criminal murderer then and she still is today! A big puff piece in the same air as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Doher from The Weathermen, a Marxist group who killed a cop and was responsible for other bombings! Angela, Ayers and Bernadine are all communist activists today and their past deeds have been washed away.

Today they all masquerade as professors at some major universities. Don't you just love knowing that these commie, murdering threesome are indoctrinating our young people today?
Super Reviewer
May 23, 2013
Wow. Not a lot of love from users and this is curious. This documentary is well crafted in its exploration of the limits of free speech and what is deemed "acceptable" free speech during particular phases in American history.
May 19, 2013
Oh what cool documentary and other nonsense. She murdered another human being. Does that not mean a thing to her fans and suck up reviewers? Idiots. Where us the humanity?
April 17, 2013
Une mise en images bien trop tape-à-l'oeil par moments, le doc use aussi beaucoup du style afro des 70s (vêtements, coupe, musique) ramenant presque Angela Davis à une gravure de mode ou une actrice Blaxploitation alors que, dans un même temps, l'essentiel du film se consacre à son procès et non à ses combats. Frustrant.
April 14, 2013
Great documentary that focuses on the choice she made in the early seventies that took her from an outsider of the civil rights movement to an inspirational turning point of human rights in America and the world. The film doesn't spent time on her growing up but jumps right into who she is, what she thought, why she is a threat, and how she fought through. Great to watch for a perspective on the agenda to make civil rights pioneers disappear and discredited.
April 7, 2013
Well scripted documentary outlining the history of one of the most influential activist and leader of our time. A look back in time and how one woman stood up to fight back against an unjust system. That she garnered such global support was awe inspiring. Hopefully this instills such a confidence in others to stand up against many of the injustices and social ills still plaguing this country and the world today.
April 7, 2013
Worth watching over and over again. I was blessed enough to meet Miss Davis and have a long discussion about the state of black America. Awesome!
April 6, 2013
Excellent documentary about an amazing activist and intellectual. Angela Davis is an inspiration.
March 28, 2013
I seen the last documentary on her which was ok but I'm sure this one got more insight than ever.
September 25, 2012
A perfectly fine doc that doesn't aspire to be much more than an A&E Birography...and that's totally okay. An amazing woman who's had an inspiring life - it's good that more people will find out about what she did for the civil rights movement through a film like this.
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