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SEPTEMBER 26, 2018; 6:00PM TO 8:30PM
Location: The First Corinthian Baptist Church of Harlem
Sanctuary Auditorium
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvd - New York, NY 10026

"Mountains That Take Wing - Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles and Liberation" is a documentary featuring conversations that span thirteen years between two women who have dedicated their lives to progressive political change. The film screening was followed by a conversation between Dr. Angela Davis and Dr. Kevin Fellezs, assistant professor of Music & African-American Studies at Columbia University.

Information on the film : link to film:https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/...

Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama (2009) MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING features conversations that span 13 years between two formidable women whose lives and political work remain at the epicenter of the most important civil rights struggles in the US. Through the intimacy and depth of conversations, we learn about Davis, an internationally renowned scholar-activist and 88-year-old Kochiyama, a revered grassroots community activist and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee's shared experiences as political prisoners and their profound passion for justice. On subjects ranging from the vital but largely erased role of women in social movements of the 20th century, community empowerment, to the prison industrial complex, war and the cultural arts, Davis' and Kochiyama's comments offer critical lessons for understanding our nation's most important social movements and tremendous hope for its youth and the future.

Completed through a post-production residency award at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Quan and Griffith co-edited the film with Paul Hill. 97 MINS, QUAD PRODUCTIONS 2009.