Coming to PBS’s America ReFramed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8: BADDDDD SONIA SANCHEZ
Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon profile of the influential artist and activist had its world premiere at Full Frame last year. The doc went on to screen at DOC NYC, New Orleans, BlackStar, Black Harvest, Hot Springs Doc, Mill Valley, and LA’s Pan African fests.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
“I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.” So says Sonia Sanchez, a seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, a poet who has harnessed her gift for words as a champion against racism, sexism, and war, fusing art and activism over the past six decades. As a pioneer of spoken word poetry, her influence on hip hop is fundamental, but her tireless commitment to justice for all people has come at a personal cost, as demonstrated in this vibrant portrait.