BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Institute History

  • 2012 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


For 77-year-old Sonia Sanchez, writing is both a personal and political act. She first emerged as a seminal figure in the 1960s Black Arts Movement, going on to raise her voice in the name of black culture, civil rights, and women’s liberation as a poet, playwright, teacher, activist and early champion of the spoken word. In BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a life unfolds in a documentary rich with readings and jazz-accompanied performances of Sanchez’s work.

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