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

directed by

Abby Ginzberg

director's bio

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)


82 minutes




Feature Documentary


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