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Chisholm 72 - Unbought & Unbossed

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Marking a watershed moment in American politics, Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to run for a presidential nomination, and in doing so became a true "voice of the people." She stood on an openly liberal platform that defended the causes of the poor, the young, gays, minorities, and other marginalized Americans. Facing a more powerful and often bigoted opposition, Chisholm nonetheless won over a surprisingly large and vocal amount of support with her determination and refusal to kow-tow to the status quo. Eventually defeated by Senator George McGovern--viewed by many Democrats as the more "electable" candidate--she managed a few coups along the way, and remains an inspiration in markedly conservative times. This documentary is a stirring assemblage of archival footage, Chisholm's commentary both then and now, and interviews with supporters and opponents, as well as luminaries such as Black Panther founder Bobby Seale, authors Susan Brownmiller and Octavia Butler, author and activist Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones), former Congressmen Reverend Walter Fauntroy and Ronald Dellums, and journalist/ historian Paula Giddings. The film is set to a compelling soundtrack of music contemporary with Chisholm's race.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2226558

  • Credits
    Walter Cronkite, George Wallace
  • Critic Reviews
    "Chisholm's trailblazing determination is inspiring..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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