Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment will become executive producers on the ‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoners’film directed and produced by Shola Lynch.
In this essential new feature documentary, legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, which became a flashpoint in the black liberation struggle and turned her into a revolutionary icon. Angela Davis, an associate of the Black Panthers and UCLA philosophy professor who was charged in 1970 with conspiracy in kidnapping and murdering Judge Harold Haley from the Marin County courthouse. The film will premiere at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival and marks the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of Angela Davis on charges or murder, kidnapping and conspiracy.
Jada Pinkett Smith said “We at Overbrook Entertainment are very proud to support this intriguing documentary about the life of Angela Davis. Filmmaker, Shola Lynch has done an incredible job in revealing a piece of American history we thought we all knew.”
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, added: “Shola Lynch has crafted an intricate and compelling film about Angela Davis. Roc Nation is honored to be a part of a creative collective that can present such a riveting story.”