Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives – 4:45 pm FFR 63 min.

Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives

Saturday 4:45 pm FFR

63 min.

www.filmfreeway.com, 2018

Director: Jim Brown

Singer, songwriter and social activist Holly Near has been performing for over 50 years and in the process created what Gloria Steinem called, “the first soundtrack of the women’s movement.” From small-town California to sold-out shows on iconic stages to million-person peace marches, Singing for Our Lives documents the story of the activist and her art. It also serves as an important testament to a time of protest and coalition building, and the weaving of a multicultural consciousness always rooted in contemporary activism. Featuring Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, the late Ronnie Gilbert and others, this music-filled film elevates Near to her deserved status of iconic artist and activist, and speaks to anyone who believes in peace, justice, feminism and humanity.