Black Student Alliance, Womyn of Colour Network to host viewing of ‘A Place of Rage’

Lesly Espinoza

To tie off Black History Month, Iowa State’s Black Student Alliance and Womyn of Colour Network have collaborated to host a showing of the documentary “A Place of Rage.” 

The documentary features activists Angela Davis, Alice Walker and June Jordan as they discuss their views on civil rights, black power and feminist movements through the lens of black women.

“A Place of Rage” (1991) shares the story of two female activists and projects the perspective of a women during the civil rights movements in the 1960s.

The documentary won Best Historical Documentary at the National Black Programming Consortium in the United States. In 1992 and the Audience Award Feature Length Documentary at the Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival in 2007.

The documentary sets the stage for discussions about racism, class, sexuality and gender. It also aims to share the importance of African-American women and their roles during the civil rights movement. 

Walker also shares highlights of her own experiences and prompts a discussion about the role of a women activists in the United States in the past compared to the present.

The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in 268 Carver hall.