Famed poet, activist, and professor Sonia Sanchez is finally getting her just due. In the film Shake Loose Memories filmmaker Jamal Joseph takes viewers on a “musical journey through the life, art and activism” of the Temple University Professor.
Sanchez is not only a poet, but she is a force of nature. She co-founded the Black Arts Movement in the ’60s, and was one of the people responsible for establishing a Black Studies program at San Francisco State University. The film weaves together interviews with Sanchez with performances of her poems by T.C. Carson, Toshi Regan, Amiri Baraka, and Oscar Brown Jr.
The film, Shake Loose Memories, is currently screening at the Urban World Film Festival in New York City. Check their website for showtimes and more information on the film.