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Unapologetic follows Janaé and Bella, two abolitionist leaders of the Movement for Black Lives, as they challenge state-sanctioned violence from the police department and complicit administrators in Chicago. As her own cinematographer, first-time feature director Ashley O’Shay records their stories with a rare intimacy and piercing insistence on rejecting the structures of our carceral state in both content and in form. In between and drawing strength from their activist work calling for justice for Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, Janaé pursues a PhD in social work and Bella records a rap album. Over the course of several years, this kaleidoscopic approach brilliantly affirms the complex humanity and fierce pride of these community organizers.

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Ashley O'Shay
  • Producer
    Ashley O'Shay and Morgan Johnson
  • Editor
    Rubin Daniels