WHFF Unapologetic

“Unapologetic,” a documentary about the movement for Black equality in Chicago, will be available for viewing January 16 and 17.

Film festival audiences from across North America, including those of the Woods Hole Film Festival, will join together for a Film Festival Day virtual screening of the feature documentary "Unapologetic," followed by a question-and-answer session with director Ashley O'Shay on Saturday, January 16.

Film Festival Day brings independent film fans from around the country together for a virtual group screening. Box office revenue supports both the filmmakers and participating festivals.

The 2020 documentary "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 millennial 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 Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a complicit city administration while also elevating leadership by women and femmes. The film's run time is 86 minutes.

Ms. O'Shay is a freelance director of photography and documentarian based in Chicago whose work focuses on illuminating marginalized voices. She has produced work for national brands including Lifetime, Ford Motor Company and Boost Mobile. Her work also appeared in the critically acclaimed Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly."

"Unapologetic" is available to watch any time Saturday or Sunday. For group viewing the suggested start time is Sunday at 8 PM, followed by a live question-and-answer session on the Zoom platform at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and available at the Woods Hole Film Festival's website.

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