American Revolutionary


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PBS Premiere: June 30, 2014Check local listings »


Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature, 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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Black Power
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Conversations in Maine
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Defining Revolution
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Grace Lee
Filmmaker Interview
Grace Lee Boggs at POV
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Meeting Grace Lee Boggs
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On Revolution
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Violence vs. Non-Violence
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