Strange Truth: BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 001 Screening Room
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Weissinger, James R
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities



Haverford College, Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Spring 2019

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

2015, 1h 30m

Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Thursday, March 21, 2019


VCAM Screening Room 001, Haverford College

“I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.” So says Sonia Sanchez, a seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, a poet who has harnessed her gift for words as a champion against racism, sexism and war, fusing art and activism over the past six decades. As a pioneer of spoken word poetry, her influence on hip hop is fundamental. But her tireless commitment to justice for all people has come at a personal cost. This performance-packed film features appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Ursula Rucker, Ruby Dee, Haki Madhubuti, Imani Uzuri, Bryonn Bain, Jessica Care Moore, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and more.

A conversation with Sabrina Schmidt Gordon will follow the screening.


Organized by Visual Studies faculty Vicky Funari, John Muse, and Sally Berger. Made possible by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities’ Tuttle Creative Residencies Program and Leaves of Grass Visiting Artist Program; Bryn Mawr Film Institute; the Distinguished Visitors Program; the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship’s Social Justice Film Series; VCAM; and the Visual Studies Program at Haverford College.


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