Boston Women's Film Festival 2021

Shorts Program 2: Documentary shorts

Expired November 1, 2021 3:45 AM
Already unlocked? for access
This virtual screening is eligible for audience awards! Unlock it to cast your vote.

RESIST: The Resistance Revival Chorus captures the efforts of a diverse group of women and non-binary individuals’ mission to confront fear, oppression, and prejudice with the bonding call of poet Toi Derricotte’s words, “Joy is an act of resistance.” Singing inspirational protest anthems written throughout the history of America, the chorus takes their music to New York City’s streets and provides fellow resisters a collective soundtrack to motivate activism. With the rise of such civil rights and civic movements as Black Lives Matter, Close the Camps, Me Too, Stop the Bans and the Global Climate Strike, the chorus finds that their fervent efforts begin to influence local and national change, igniting a larger movement. In Atlanta, San Diego, Riverside, California and other towns and cities across the country, new chapters rise with the same fueled passion to support justice and equal rights for all people. Together, with the harmony of their voices uplifted in song, a universal language of justice and joy engages the world.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Susan O'Brien
  • Producer
    Susan O'Brien, Dasha Kova, Jillian A. Goldstein,
  • Cinematographer
    Allie Schultz, Daisy Zhou
  • Editor
    Kallie Billadeau