This inspiring and intimate documentary tells the complex story of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and equality in the U.S. Congress for over 2 decades, who raised two sons as a single mother on food stamps and was the lone vote in opposition to the broad authorization of military force following the September 11th attacks. An all-star cast including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 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.
"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. It's going to take a lot of work and a serious reckoning with our society's ingrained biases to stop this violence. Congress must condemn all acts of police brutality & excessive force used against people of color." - Barbara Lee
3 day rental • NR • 83 min.
“It can be hard to remember in times like this, but there are actually people in Congress who are on the right side of history. A documentary about one of them has landed.”
— Women And Hollywood
“... a timely portrait of a congresswoman who has been a true pioneer on behalf of racial and economic justice.”