Film: Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama

Film: Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 8:00pm


Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto, ON
43° 46' 54.9552" N, 79° 24' 59.9544" W

A film by C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan

Thirteen years, two inspiring women, both radical activists, one conversation

Doors open at 7:30 pm (film at 8:00 pm)

Mountains That Take Wing (2009) puts iconic African American scholar-activist Angela Davis in conversation with Yuri Kochiyama, revered grassroots community activist, confidant of Malcolm X and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Filmed in 1996 and 2008, when Kochiyama was 88 years old, these longtime friends discuss their shared experience as political prisoners and their enduring passion for social justice. They reflect upon topics ranging from Jim Crow laws, Japanese American internment camps, Civil Rights, anti-war, women's and gay liberation movements to campaigns for political prisons and prison reform.

Winner of St. Clair Bourne Award for Best Feature Documentary, San Francisco Black Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film, Some Prefer Cake Lesbian Film Festival, Bologna, Italy

Presented by the Yuri Kochiyama 92nd Birthday Celebration Committee Co-sponsored by the Canadian Auto Workers union and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Need to know:
- Doors open at 7:30 pm (film at 8pm)
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible