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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Chisholm '72 and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Chisholm '72: Discussion Guide

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Chisholm '72 is an excellent tool for discussion because it covers complex terrain, challenging viewers to stretch beyond simplistic interpretations. The film will be of special interest to people exploring topics like African-American history, race and racism, elections, feminism and women's rights, U.S. history and civics, among others.

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Film Information

Chisholm '72 (75 min.)

Premiere Date: February 7, 2005

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Filmmaker: Shola Lynch Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release


Shola Lynch
Shola Lynch

People like to ask, if Shirley Chisholm ran today would she have an easier time? In terms of the public's perception of her, yes. In terms of actually 'running,' I think she would have a harder time.”

— Shola Lynch, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

Bottom line: Rather than seeming dated, Chisholm's movie and commitment is a refreshing antidote to the opportunism and cynicism that rules the political roost today…an inspiring tale of someone who made a difference...”

&mdash The Hollywood Reporter

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