Actor Will Smith and Hip Hop star Jay-Z are reportedly teaming up to co-produce “Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners,” a documentary chronicling the former Black Panther’s incarceration and trial at the height of the Black Power Movement.
The two will support the film through their entertainment companies, Overbook Entertainment and Roc Nation respectively. The film will be shown at the Toronto Film Festival
“Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners” comes on the 40th anniversary of Davis’ acquittal.
“The documentary will feature interviews with her lawyers as well as FBI agents who were on the case and journalists who covered it.
‘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,’ Jada Pinkett Smith explained in a press release.
Jay-Z also added his feelings about backing the film.
‘Shola Lynch has crafted an intricate and compelling film about Angela Davis,’ he shared. ‘Roc Nation is honored to be a part of a creative collective that can present such a riveting story.'”
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