Please note: the audio levels on this 16mm film print were low,
affecting sound quality. KPIX public affairs program from January 1972
hosted by Rev. Cecil Williams featuring an interview with Angela Davis
in jail, which focuses on her political philosophy
in relation to civil rights and justice. She discusses: what she means
by "revolutionary" and "communist"; the misleading perception which
equates revolution with violence; the Soledad Brothers; her personal
relationships with George Jackson and his family;
the concept of U.S. justice and rehabilitation; systemic racism and the
use of lobotomy and drugs on violent offenders; California's use of
indeterminate prison sentencing; women in prison and Wesley Wells. At
one point, when asked to clarify her position
on what it means to be a 'communist', she explains that: "I have a very
strong love for oppressed people, for my people, I want to see them
free ... I want to see all oppressed people throughout the world free.
And I realize that the only way that we can do
this is by moving towards a revolutionary society." This film was
produced by Len Schlosser and directed by Fred Joslyn.
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