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Coming Soon to POV: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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Watch the trailer: American Revolutionary premieres Monday, June 30, 2014, at 10 PM on PBS stations. (Check 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).

After the broadcast, visit the American Revolutionary companion site to watch the full film online for free for a limited time following the broadcast from July 1 to July 30, 2014, watch an extended interview with filmmaker Grace Lee, learn more about the life and work of Grace Lee Boggs, download a discussion guide and other viewing resources, and ask the filmmaker about the film on OVEE on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (the day after broadcast) from 7 PM to 9 PM ET (4-6 PM PT).

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.