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How It Feels to Be Free (2021)

How It Feels to Be Free (2021)

How Six African-American Female Performers Challenged the Entertainment IndustryJan. 18, 2021120 Min.
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Tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.




Original title How It Feels to Be Free

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Nina Simone isherself (archival footage)
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Diahann Carroll isherself (archival footage)
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Pam Grier isherself (archival footage)
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Lena Horne isherself (archival footage)
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Cicely Tyson isherself (archival footage)
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