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

USA, 2009, 97 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Activism, Asian / Pacific Islander, Biography / History, Black / African American, Discrimination, Documentary, Lesbian, Pacific Islander, Politics, Racism
Program: Documentary
Language: English

DIRECTORS: C. A. Griffith, H. L. T. Quan

Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars — one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar Angela Davis and 88-year-old grassroots organizer Yuri Kochiyama have spent over a decade conversing intimately on why and how they became passionate about justice.

Kochiyama moved to Harlem in 1960, immersing herself in an African-American neighborhood. Davis grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and lived in one of the most segregated communities in the country.

Illustrated with rarely-seen photography and footage of extraordinary speeches, demonstrations, marches, and life struggles in the ’60s and ’70s, the topics of this rich conversation range from the critical but often forgotten role of women in 20th century social movements to the importance of cross-cultural/cross-racial alliances; from American internment camps to Japanese comfort women; from Malcolm X to the prison industrial complex.

A powerful and engaging documentary, Mountains That Take Wing invites — or reminds — current and future generations to, in the words of Kochiyama, “go out and tell truth everywhere.” — NANI RATNAWAT

Text Voting Code: D337



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