On TV: WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, July 20:
WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS

Director:
Linda Goldstein Knowlton

World Premiere:
SXSW 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Nantucket, San Francisco, Seattle, Traverse City, AFI Docs, Frameline, Inside Out, Outfest Fusion, IFF Boston, Bentonville, March on Washington, Cine Latino, Virginia, Milwaukee, Hawaii, Palm Springs, Rocky Mountain Women’s, Athena

About:
A portrait of a group of young girls of color on the front lines of social justice.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Finding that traditional youth organizations aren’t directly focusing on the issues facing young girls of color, two moms, Anyavette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest, begin their own troop, the Radical Monarchs. Based in Oakland, a city with a long history of social justice movements, this progressive group is more likely to participate in protest marches than in bake sales. This inspiring film follows the founders as they try to expand the organization while contending with the country’s growing political divides.

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