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Sights and Sounds: Abby Ginzberg

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Film director Abby Ginzberg

"Sights and Sounds" is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. On this episode, host Jenee Darden speaks with Abby Ginzberg, director of the documentary "Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power."

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
The novel is about Pheby Delores Brown, a mixed-race enslaved woman from a Virginia plantation who didn’t experience the same hardships as other slaves. Although she was promised freedom on her 18th birthday, she ends up enslaved in a prison so inhumane, it’s called Devil’s Half-Acre. And endures a complicated relationship with the cruel jailer. This is based on a true story.

The Mini Museum in Oakland
This intimate pop-up honors the work of the Black Panther Party in Oakland. The West Oakland Mural Project hosts the exhibit. Purchase tickets in advance of your visit.

Not Going Quietly
Embarcadero Theater in San Francisco
The documentary follows activist Ady Barkan. After being diagnosed with ALS he takes a trip across the country with other activists demanding healthcare justice. They start a movement called “Be a Hero” Ady interviews Pres. Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, and other top leaders.
Stream it online.

Abby Ginzberg is a a Peabody award-winning director and president of the Berkeley Film Foundation.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.