• Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

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Release Date: January 14th, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
Pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm is the subject of this lauded documentary. The nation's first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Chisholm launches a campaign for the United States presidency in the 1972 election, and wins an impressive amount of support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters. The film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated individuals who worked on her groundbreaking campaign.

Director: Shola Lynch

Genres: Documentary

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  • Hearing her speak her finely honed mind in unscripted, un-"handled" terms is worth the price of admission in itself. show more

  • Her skills and personality were more polished than most contemporary leaders, and if she were running for office today, unshackled by societal prejudice that existed in her era, she would be a force to be reckoned with. show more

  • Rather than seeming dated, Chisholm's moxie and commitment is a refreshing antidote to the opportunism and cynicism that rules the political roost today. show more

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