A note from the director:
As a filmmaker, I've always wanted my work to speak for marginalized communities. Angela Davis is an iconic figure who not only fought racial discrimination in the prison system but also spoke and speaks about the black women who are being marginalized and the consequent unfair distributions of opportunities in the United States. I wanted her voiceover in the film to highlight women and advocacy for the black community. I also wanted to portray Angela Davis in a humanistic manner.
— Emmanuel Afolabi
Angela is premiering tonight as part of Futura Noir in Soho, NYC. We're premiering it here for the out-of-towners.
Director and cinematographer: Emmanuel Afolabi
Angela: Della Orrey
AD: Lipmann Wong
AC: Elsa Riviere
PA: Shunsuke Funakoshi
Edited by Maya Rivera
Wardrobe Stylist: Liana Vine
Additional cast: Jennifer Abu, Temi Ola, Pesi Therese
Music: “Free Angela” Composed by Todd Cochran, TOCO Music, ASCAP
Archival footages and research by Renata Cherlise of blvkrchives.com