Sembène Film Festival-CHISHOLM ’72Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30pm
Join us for a screening of CHISHOLM ’72 presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival in our intimate Word Cellar venue. (Runtime 77-minute)
CHISHOLM ’72: Unbought & unbossed (2005) is the definitive historical documentary
on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the
Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1972. Following Chisholm from the
announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in
Miami, Florida in July, the story is like her- fabulous, fierce, and fundamentally right on.
Chisholm’s fight is for inclusion, as she writes in her book The Good Fight (1973) and
encompasses all Americans who agree that the institutions of this country belong to all
of the people who inhabit it. Shunned by the political establishment, Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm asks people of color, feminists and young voters for their support to
reshape our society and take control of our destiny as we go down the Chisholm Trail in
1972. To the surprise of many, voters responded.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.