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We Are the Radical Monarchs

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Available for screenings until

Jan 01, 2025

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Bullfrog Films

About the film

A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco Trans March. Fists clenched high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units including being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment, and disability justice. Started by two fierce, queer women of color, we follow them as they face the challenge to grow the organization, both pre/post the 2016 election




1h 26m




Linda Goldstein Knowlton


Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Katie Flint

Executive Producer

Grace Lee

Awards & recognition


Nationwide Broadcast

Seattle International Film Festival

Best Documentary

March on Washington Film Festival

Official Selection

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

Official Selection

SXSW Film Festival

Official Selection


Official Selection

Los Angeles Film Festival

Official Selection

What people are saying

Uplifting...Timely...Most impressive are the girls themselves. Over three years, the girls grow from curious pre-tweens to experienced social justice activists. If movements are judged by embodying the change they seek, the first generation of Radical Monarchs is a heartening success.

Kevin Crust

Los Angeles Times

Whether they are clenching their fists high up in the air at a Trans Lives Matter march or wearing their brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Radical Beauty,' the documentary offers real hope about a future generation of fierce Brown and Black girls ready to put in the work to make social justice more than just a dream.

Luis Luna

Latino Rebels

In a time when change is both scrutinized and praised, We Are the Radical Monarchs puts the spotlight on the future leaders of America who can possibly neutralize all of that and truly bring progress to a divisive country.

Dino-Ray Ramos


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