WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS
USA 2019, 95 MIN, OMDU, ADMISSION FROM 18 YEARS OF AGE | TRIGGER WARNING
DIRECTION: LINDA GOLDSTEIN KNOWLTON
When Anayvette Martinez‘s daughter expressed her wish to join a girl scout organisation, Anayvette had some doubts. Concerned that these traditional organisation would not directly focus on the problems of young girls of color, she and her best friend Marilyn Hollinquest decided to start their own organisation, The Radical Monarchs.
Inspired by movements like the Black Panthers, the girls receive badges in various modules, from social justice, equality and discrimination, to gender issues, body images and the need for Black Lives Matter. Over a period of three years, the film documents the founding of the group in a wonderful way, accompanies the girls through their everyday life and shows the successes and difficulties that the founders encounter again and again.