Directed by Ashley O'Shay, 86 min, Documentary, Subtitled
Film Festival Alliance is excited to collaborate with Ashley O’Shay to present UNAPOLOGETIC as our first Film Festival Day of 2021. Film Festival Day unites independent film fans from around the country together for a virtual group screening and Q&A. Box office returns support both the filmmakers and the festivals who participate.
Unapologetic captures a tense and polarizing moment in Chicago’s fight for the livelihood of its Black residents. The film follows Janaé and Bella, two young abolitionist organizers, as they work within the Movement for Black Lives to seek justice for Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, two young Black people killed by Chicago police. They aim to elevate a progressive platform for criminal justice to a police board led by Lori Lightfoot and a complicit city administration, while also elevating leadership by women and femmes.