APOLOGETIC 4th Monday Free Documentary Screening November 22, 2021

Unapologetic captures a tense and polarizing moment in Chicago’s fight for the livelihood of its Black residents. The film follows Janaé and Bella, two young abolitionist organizers, as they work within the Movement for Black Lives to seek justice for Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, two young Black people killed by Chicago police. They aim to elevate a progressive platform for criminal justice to a police board led by Lori Lightfoot and a complicit city administration, while also elevating leadership by women and femmes.

Monday, November 22, 2021 @7pm PST

St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening

APOLOGETIC

Directed by Ashley O'Shay

Ashley O'Shay

Ashley O’Shay (Director/Producer) is a director-DP based in Chicago, IL, whose work focuses on illuminating marginalized voices. She has collaborated with a number of national brands, including Nike, Vox, Wilson Tennis, and Dr. Martens. Most recently, she filmed an international commercial spot for Wilson Tennis, with over 1M views in digital markets. In 2020, she captured the final episode of Dr. Martens' "Tough As You" series, starring the band Phony Ppl, accruing over 65K views on social and web. Her work also appeared in the critically-acclaimed Lifetime docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly. Although she has crafted many short films, Unapologetic is her first venture into the feature world.

The film premiered at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the International Documentary Association Awards.


 

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Monday, November 22, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00 pm PST

  • To view the film and participate in the Zoom Q&A with the filmmaker, everyone must RSVP by Saturday, 11.20.21 at 12:00PM to .
  • Only all who RSVP are sent a 24hour password protected link to view the film on Sunday, 11.21.21 from 12:00am-11:59pm PST. All will also receive the Zoom link and info for the Q&A.
  • Q&A with the filmmaker is on Monday, 11.22.21 from 7pm - 8pm PST via Zoom.

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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.