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225 Ratings

I Am Somebody

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Directed by Madeline Anderson
United States, 1970
Short, Documentary
      English
      English

Synopsis

In 1969, black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina went on strike for union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and the National Guard.

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A perfect document of the intersections between race, class, and gender, I Am Somebody is Madeline’s Anderson’s exemplary film. Featuring Coretta Scott King amongst Black female hospital workers in their labor struggle, Anderson’s kinship with her subjects is felt in every frame.

Synopsis

In 1969, black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina went on strike for union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and the National Guard.

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I Am SomebodyDirected byMadeline Anderson
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Awards & Festivals

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Toronto International Film Festival
2013
National Film Preservation Board
2019 | Winner: National Film Registry

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