06-24 November 2019

WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS

WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS

Film For ThoughtDocumentaries
Linda Goldstein Knowlton

United States

2019 / 97’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS
WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS

As part of the Film For Thought program, the first screening of this film will be followed by a scholar-led discussion. 

"Shows that the future is indeed female.”—Deadline Hollywood

Winner of the Audience and Jury Awards at the Seattle International Film Festival, as well as the Audience Award at InsideOut Toronto, WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS, from director Linda Goldstein Knowlton (SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, HIFF 2011), chronicles the founding and growth of the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland-based alternative to the Girl Scouts for young women of color (ages 8-13) at the front lines of social justice and allyship.

A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco Trans March. Fists clenched high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs! 

Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, the film documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units including being an LGBTQ+ ally, preserving the environment, and disability justice. Started by two fierce, queer women of color, we follow them as they face the challenge to grow the organization, both pre- and post the 2016 election. This film, like the Radical Monarchs themselves, centers the experiences of women of color, and will give you hope for the future!

-Anderson Le

Screenings
Wednesday 13 18:15 - 20:42Regal Dole Cannery 15
Sunday 17 13:30 - 15:12Regal Dole Cannery 15
Sunday 24 13:00 - 14:42The Waimea Theater
DirectorLinda Goldstein Knowlton.
CastAnayvette Martinez, Marilyn Hollinquest, Lupita Martinez, Amia Carillo and Deyani Dillard.
CinematographerClare Major.
EditorArielle Amsalem.
MusicGingger Shankar.
PrizeAudience Award - InsideOut, Best Documentary Award - Seattle, Best Film4Family Award - Seattle,

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