Truth to Power: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me
Truth to Power: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me tells the complex story of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and equality in the U.S. Congress who cut her teeth as a volunteer for the Black Panther Party and was the lone voice in opposition to the broad authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. In 2001, she issued a prescient warning in the House of Representatives: "Let us not become the evil we deplore," and today she continues that clarion call. An all-star cast including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep.James Clyburn, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, commentator Van Jones, actor Danny Glover, and author Alice Walker all share insights about what makes Barbara Lee unique as a public servant and as a truth-telling African American woman. Awards: Audience Award, American Docs, American Film Festival 2020, Wroclaw, Poland
Abby Ginzberg, a Peabody award-winning director, has been producing compelling documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. She co-directed with Frank Dawson "Agents of Change," which won Best Feature Doc and the Audience Award at 2016 PAFF.
Abby Ginzberg, Shola Lynch, Joslyn Rose Lyons, Jonathan Logan (Executive Producer)