BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

America ReFramed Season 4
  • Feature Film
  • 2016
  • 101 Mins

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is a portrait of the artist, revealing Sanchez’s uncompromising life. Deemed "a lion in literature's forest" by poet Maya Angelou, Sanchez is a winner of major literary honors, including the American Book Award in 1985 and the Harper Lee Award in 2004, among others. A significant figure in the 1960s Black Arts Movement, often considered the artistic arm of the Black Power Movement, she raised her voice in the name of black culture, civil rights, women's liberation, and world peace.

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Film Credits

  • Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Director/Producer
  • Janet Goldwater Director/Producer
  • Barbara Attie Director/Producer

Critical Acclaim

I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.

Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist and seminal figure of the 1960s Black Arts Movement