Pratibha Parmar: A Place of Rage (1991)

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Classic documentary about the role of black women in the American civil rights movement – with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker.

Pratibha Parmar has an impressive record when it comes to taking part in and documenting international black feminist movements. In addition to her work as a filmmaker, Parmar has published hugely influential work including the groundbreaking The Empire Strikes Back – Race and Racism in 1970s Britain (1982) which she co-wrote and co-edited. During the 1980s she worked at Sheba Feminist Press spearheading publications of literary works by women of colour. A Place of Rage, one of Parmar’s best known films is widely taught at universities in the US as a historical record of the role black women, in particular Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker, played in securing civil rights. We are very happy to be celebrating the release of this powerful and moving documentary on DVD with a special screening of the film followed by a couple of newly produced special bonus features.

Angela: An Icon Reflects

In this new interview Angela Davis takes stock and considers the radical possibilities of queer and trans activism within the prison abolition movement.

June Jordan: Wrong Is Not My Name

A June Jordan poem powerfully presented using a mixture of vintage footage and new animation.