*”If your only confrontation with these issues is on the news, then you’re not getting the full story” says director Ashley O’Shay as she opens up about her new documentary “Unapologetic.”
After two Black Chicagoans are killed, millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in state violence against its residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, “Unapologetic” is a deep look into the movement for Black lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
EURweb correspondent Ty Cole caught up with director Ashley O’Shay and rap’tivist Bella BAHHS to discuss the film and how America has affected the lives of Black and brown people.
O’Shay on the opening scene of the documentary:
“That scenes takes you right into the action. This was something that they were doing that year on New Years to bring attention to Black people who have experienced police brutality and spread awareness with the “Say Her Name” campaign over that holiday season. Chicago is a pretty segregated city so by intentionally going to these brunch spots on the North side, which is predominately white, to take up space and confront people who go a whole holiday city and not be aware of what’s happening,” according to Bella BAHHS column, “The Revolutionary Column,” which can be seen on thetriibe.com
This timeless documentary is a must see. You can find how to watch “Unapologetic” by visiting unapologeticfilm.com.