Chatham Community Library presents virtual film screening: Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

Pittsboro, NC – In recognition of Black History Month in February, Chatham Community Library will host a virtual film screening of Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power (2020). This program is free and open to the public.

WHAT:                 Virtual Film Screening: Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

WHEN:                 Thursday, February 10 – Thursday, February 17, 2022

WHERE:               Virtual Program (see registration details below)

WHO:                   This feature documentary reveals the many challenges faced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) early in her life, including raising two sons as a single mother on food stamps and surviving domestic violence. With unique access to a sitting member of Congress, this film not only introduces audiences to Barbara Lee, but to many others such as Senator Cory Booker and Representative John Lewis, who share their insights.

Film highlights and awards include:

  • Audience Award Runner Up, DOC NYC
  • Best Documentary, American Film Festival, Poland
  • Best Director Award, Harlem International Film Festival 2021
  • Nominee, Best Documentary, British Urban Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2020
  • DOC NYC 2020
  • Jewish Film Institute’s Cinegogue Summer Days 2020
  • Woodstock Film Festival 2020
  • Sidewalk Film Festival 2020
  • Pan African Film Festival 2021
  • Martha Vineyard African American Film Festival 2021
  • Sonoma International Film Festival 2021
  • Cleveland International Film Festival 2021
  • Women + Film Festival 2021
  • United Nations Association Film Festival 2021

Access to the virtual screening will be available beginning Thursday, February 10, by visiting here

A password is required at the time of viewing. Those who are interested may contact  to request the password or for additional information. The library has purchased a hard copy of the film if residents who wish to see the film miss the virtual screening window.

Residents may also visit the libraries’ website chathamlibraries.org, or contact the Library at (919) 545-8084 or  for more information on this and other events and programs.