Unapologetic at DocYard Boston

Friday, November 13, 2020 12:00 am

Boston, MA
DocYard Boston

DocYard Boston will co-present Unapologetic with the Roxbury International Film Festival. This screening will feature an introduction from Roxbury founder/director Lisa Simmons.

Director Ashley O’Shay and editor Rubin Daniels will attend a virtual Q&A with the DocYard’s Curator, Abby Sun on Monday, November 16th at 7PM EST/6PM CST.
You can submit your questions ahead of time to docyard@lef-foundation.org!
Register to attend the Q&A.


Unapologetic follows Janaé and Bella, two abolitionist leaders of the Movement for Black Lives, as they challenge state-sanctioned violence from the police department to complicit administrators in Chicago. As her own cinematographer, first-time feature director Ashley O’Shay records their stories with a rare intimacy and piercing insistence on rejecting the structures of our carceral state in both content and in form. In between and drawing strength from their activist work calling for justice for Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, Janaé pursues a PhD in social work and Bella records a rap album. Over the course of several years, this kaleidoscopic approach brilliantly affirms the complex humanity and fierce pride of these community organizers.