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Rep. Barbara Lee tweeted upon hearing that the film had received an NAACP Image Award nomination: "I am humbled that Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth To Power is nominated by the NAACP Image Awards. It is an honor to be included alongside so many important films and it reinforces the necessary importance of speaking truth to power." Director Abby Ginzberg echoed that sentiment saying, "We are honored to have received this recognition from the NAACP Image Awards and hope that people will watch the film when it premieres on STARZ on Feb. 1, 2022."

"We are honored to be recognized by the NAACP Image Awards' nomination for Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power in the Best Documentary Category. This is a fantastic recognition for our cast which includes Rep. Barbara Lee, Senator Cory Booker, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Gwen Moore, former Rep John Lewis; Danny Glover; Alice Walker and Van Jones. Our female-helmed crew, which includes Director/Producer Abby Ginzberg, Consulting Producer, Shola Lynch, Impact Producer Joslyn Rose Lyons, Editor, Stephanie Mechura, is grateful for the nomination and for the NAACP's recognition of the importance of speaking truth to power." - Abby Ginzberg, Director/Producer

Barbara Lee joined NAACP President, Derrick Johnson and producer, Deon Taylor in a Transparency Talk hosted by Starz' Take the Lead Initiative. Watch Now link:

The full list of nominees for Outstanding Documentary (Film):

“Attica” (Showtime)

“Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power” (Greenwich Entertainment)

“My Name Is Pauli Murray” (Amazon Studios in association with Participant)

“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu)

“Tina” (HBO Documentary Films)

Featuring interviews with Cory Booker, Alice Walker, John Lewis, Van Jones and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth To Power is a feature length documentary which tells the complex story of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and economic and racial justice in the US Congress who cut her teeth as a volunteer for the Black Panther Party and was the lone vote in opposition to the broad authorization of military force following the September 11th attacks. A unique selection of political commentators, activists, politicians, and family members add depth to the story of the highest-ranking African American woman in the United States Congress.


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