PAFF: “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” Lands Best Documentary


Free Angela Wins Best Documentary

~You know her name. Know her story.~

The story of political icon Angela Davis proved to shine above 22 other nominated doc’s introduced at this year’s Pan African Film Festival. The Shola Lynch film “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” took the title of PAFF’s Best Documentary – after closing the the annual film festival to a standing ovation, Sunday.

The documentary’s April 5th release will mark the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of Angela Davis and chronicles her journey and role in the well documented case — featuring interviews with her lawyers as well as FBI agents who were on the case and journalists who covered it.

Here’s what Jay Z had to say about “Free Angela”:

“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.”

Here’s what Jada Pinkett Smith told the press:

“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.”


Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” opens April 5th in: L.A., NYC, Philly, DC, ATL, Oakland, Detroit & ChiTown at AMC Theaters. #Power2ThePeople


  1. “The Shola Lynch film “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners“ took the title of PAFF’s Best Documentary.” Somewhere Beyonce is pissed.

  2. The autobiography of Angela Davis….Priceless! Could care less if she is a lesbian or not. I respect her story.

  3. bull shit this woman is no damm revolutionary im sorry but how can you be about the black struggle and better meant of the black community and be lesbian i dont support your not bout the black empowerment black communtiy consisted of black men have no respect for this garbage i hope she stays put right behind them bars! there other great revolutionary blacks women men and children back in the day who were areested and thrown in jail and treated like animals no one seems to want acknowlegde .there were others who paved the way for biker chicks like ang to even have a voice there in jail to you want hear about them they want get no support from blacks celebs.the only thing non blacks no about blacks outside the community is malcolm x martin luther king harriet tubman rosa parks and agela davis only becuase they have movies or celebs that speak up for them and put them to full front.there were more i dont respect this woman just like rosa parks she only getting this much props for supposley being in the black struggle only because she light skin and color struked blacks whorship and put light skin to the very top of anything!

  4. and im not surprised at all she got jada support jada is gay and so is her husband they both have and open gay marrige and jade is moslt likly licking angleas box!