Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

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About the film

Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power is an intimate, inspiring and timely portrait of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a true pioneer on behalf of racial and economic justice, who raised two sons as a single mother on food stamps, and was the lone vote in opposition to the authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. An all-star cast including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, commentator Van Jones and author Alice Walker all share insights about what makes Barbara Lee unique as a public servant and as a truth-telling African American woman.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 22m

Released

2020

Director

Abby Ginzberg

Awards & recognition

DOC NYC

Audience Award Runner Up

American Film Festival Poland

Best Documentary

Harlem International Film Festival

2021 Best Director Award

San Francisco International Film Festival 2020

Jewish Film Institute’s Cinegogue Summer Days

Woodstock Film Festival 2020

What people are saying

“often plays like a political campaign video instead of a documentary. But Lee is so genuine, likable and dynamic — and yet has kept so private — that we can’t help but be engaged with a film about her life.”

San Francisco Chronicle

"Heartfelt doc celebrates politician's integrity, compassion."

Common Sense Media

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