Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker
Directed by Joanne Grant
Sunday, April 2, 1 pm
Free. First come, first served.
“Fundi does exactly what Ella Baker does: it gives us the courage to act on our own—and to affect the future.”—Gloria Steinem
The roles that women played in major political movements are too often overlooked in history. This inspiring documentary reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played in shaping the American Civil Rights movement. This charismatic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another. Baker’s work brought her in touch with many leaders committed to racial and social justice including Anne Braden from Louisville.
Named Film of the Year, London Film Festival. 1981, U.S., video, 63 minutes. Recommended for all ages.
The screening will be introduced by the director’s son Mark Rabinowitz, co-founder of IndieWire.