We Are the Radical Monarchs

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Showings

North Community High School Thu, Mar 5 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00 (Pay What You Can)
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Women & Film
Tags:Social Justice
Culture & Society
LGBTQ
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Activism
Family Friendly
Women's Rights
Women Directors
Release Year:2019
Runtime:97 min
Country/Region:USA
Festivals & Awards:Winner Best Documentary & Best Film4Families - Seattle IFF
Winner Audience Award - InsideOut Toronto
Language:English
Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Ladylike Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grOxirpuuOc
Cast/Crew
Director:Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Executive Producer:Grace Lee
Producer:Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Katie Flint
Editor:Katie Flint
Arielle Amsalem
Composer:Gingger Shankar

Description

In late 2014, with gentrification displacing increasing numbers of longtime residents, the shooting death of Michael Brown bringing the issue of police brutality into the national dialogue and out into the streets—and in the midst of the most contentious presidential campaign in history–Oakland-based community organizers Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest set out to create a lasting, and necessary, change within their community. In a world in which Latinas have historically low high school graduation rates and African-American girls are viewed as adults and robbed of their childhoods, the pair formed the Radical Monarchs, an alternative to Girl Scouts where young girls of color learn self-worth in a world often hostile to their wants, needs and dignity. Balancing intense logistical demands, a perpetual hunt for funding and their own roles and mothers, activists and friends, Martinez and Hollinquest together create an essential organization, fending off right wing media attacks and bringing in guests such as Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and former Black Panther Cheryl Dawson, all in the name of radical self-love in this heartwarming look at the first three years in the life of an indispensable collective, from director Linda Goldstein Knowlton (executive producer of Dream, Girl and Whale Rider).

Sinopsis

A finales de 2014, con la gentrificación desplazando cada vez a más residentes de larga data, con el asesinato de Michael Brown poniendo el problema de la brutalidad policíaca fuera de las calles y en el diálogo nacional; y en medio de la más contenciosa campaña presidencial en la historia, las organizadoras comunitarias localizada en Oakland, Anayvette Martínez y Marilyn Hollingquest, se proponen crear un cambio duradero y necesario en su comunidad. En un mundo donde las mujeres latinas históricamente han tenido bajos níveles de graduación y niñas afroamericanas son vistas como adultas y robadas de su niñez, el dúo formó las Radical Monarchs, una alternativa a las Girl Scouts donde niñas de color aprenden a valorarse a sí mismas en un mundo hostil a sus deseos, necesidades, y a su dignidad. Balanceando las intentas demandas logísticas, una perpetúa cacería de fondos y sus propios roles como madres, las amigas y activistas, Martínes y Hollinquest crean juntas una organización esencial, evadiendo los ataques de los medios de derecha, y atrayendo a invitados como la co-fundadora de Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza, y a la ex-miembro de Black Panther Cheryl Dawson, todo en nombre de una forma radical de amor propio en esta mirada reconfortante de los tres primeros años en la vida de un colectivo indispensable. Dirigida por Linda Goldstein Knowlton (productora ejectura de Dream, Girl y de Whale Rider).

North High School
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Main Entrance is Door 18 on 15th and Irving.


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