We Are the Radical Monarchs

2018 | USA | NR | 97 min.

Showings

Bijou by the Bay Thu, Aug 1 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Youth Uprising
Don't Miss
Release Year:2018
Runtime:97 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Produced by:Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Katie Flint
Cinematography:Clare Major
Editing By:Arielle Amsalem
Katie Flint
Cast:Anayvette Martinez
Marilyn Hollinquest
Lupita Martinez
Amia Carillo

Description

Finding a vacuum in traditional girls' leadership-development organizations (Brownies, Girl Scouts, etc.), a group of women in the Bay Area took matters into their own hands, founding a troop that addressed the interests and needs of their community. What they established became the Radical Monarchs, reaching out to young girls of color to learn about self-acceptance, body positivity, inclusion, intersectionality, and more. Together they instill urgency for activism and social justice and provide a safe space for these often overlooked young women to come together. Not without some growing pains (and unkind words from trolls) the film follows the Radical Monarchs as they fight the power and inspire us all. In Person: Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton; subjects Anayvette and Lupita Martinez.

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