Through the Lens: ‘Unapologetic’

Feb 19, 2021

When we hear the word “abolitionist” we generally think of 19th century freedom fighters. 

But for the two Black Lives Matter activists featured in the documentary Unapologetic, they see a direct correlation between their work today and those of 150 years ago. “Incarceration is the 21st century version of slavery,” Janaé Bonsu states in director Ashley O’Shay’s film. “I feel like my role living in the 21st century is the same as those abolitionists who were alive during the slave era, like the Harriet Tubmans and the Frederick Douglasses.” O’Shay’s film follows Bonsu and fellow-activist Bella BAHHS as they organize protests in their native Chicago, and examines gender biases in national media coverage of police shootings.

We'll talk with Ashley O'Shay about her film Unapologetic Friday at 11 a.m. MST.

Please join us for our free online screening of Unapologetic followed by a Q&A with producer Morgan Johnson and subject Bella BAHHS on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. MST. You can find the link to the screening at UtahFilmCenter.org.