October 11, 7-9 PM (FREE)
@WILLIAM GRANT STILL ARTS CENTER
2520 South West View Street
Los Angeles CA 90016
Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama
A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation
A film by C.A. Griffith & H.L.T. Quan
2009, 97 minutes,
Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars-one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama spent over a decade conversing intimately about personal histories and influences that shaped them and their overlapping experiences.
MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING offers the gift of these two remarkable women’s lives, sharing the pair’s recorded exchanges in 1996 and 2008. The film’s unique format honors the scope and depth of their knowledge on topics ranging from Jim Crow laws and Japanese American internment camps, to Civil Rights, anti-war, women’s and gay liberation movements, to today’s campaigns for political prisoners and prison reform. Intercut with compelling period footage, Davis and Kochiyama’s cogent observations, keen analyses, and steadfast resolve to create a more equitable, humane world offer inspiring lessons in empowerment and community building for current and future generations.
This screening is part of the WIlliam Grant Still Arts Center’s exhibition, A Woman’s Place… September 23 – November 18, 2017