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Sembène Film Festival Presents

CHISHOLM ’72

Sunday, October 27th
6:00 pm

CHISHOLM ’72: Unbought & Unbossed is the definitive documentary of Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm — the first black woman elected to congress — and her long shot campaign to become the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972. Traveling the “Chisholm Trail” from the announcement of her candidacy to the Democratic National Convention six months later, this story is like Shirley — fabulous and fierce.

Chisholm '72

“An essential historical record of Chisholm’s campaign and its significance to American culture and politics told in Chisholm’s voice…Crucial example of civic engagement and one person who made a difference.” — Variety

Congresswoman Chisholm ran up hard against the political realities, institutional sexism, and racism of the era. Shunned by the political establishment, she asked people of color, feminists and young voters for their support to reshape society and take control of their destiny. To the surprise of many, voters responded.

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