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Download the discussion guide for the documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use this documentary to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively. The discussion prompts are intentionally crafted to help a wide range of audiences think more deeply about the issues in the film. Rather than attempting to address them all, choose one or two that best meet your needs and interests. And be sure to leave time to consider taking action. Planning next steps can help people leave the room feeling energized and optimistic, even in instances when conversations have been difficult.

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (90 min.)

Premiere Date: June 30, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Grace Lee Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Season Announcement | Fact Sheet | Press Release | Critical Acclaim


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Critical Acclaim

An entertainingly revealing portrait of a remarkable woman. . . . In an era in which social activism is far too often derided, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs represents a deeply moving examination of the power of a single individual to effect change.

— Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

In trying to find 'revolutionaries' who break the mold, [filmmaker Grace Lee] found an actual one in Grace Lee Boggs.

— Elizabeth Yuan, The Wall Street Journal

Superb. . . . Cinema is full of unlikely heroes, and yet the real-life activist Grace Lee Boggs is more improbable still: a Chinese American black-power radical armed with a doctorate in philosophy.

— Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times

In sharing her subject's life achievements, [Lee] raises meaningful questions and keeps them profitably open.

— Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

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