Shola Lynch

Award-winning filmmaker, scholar, and prominent film curator known for the documentaries FREE ANGELA And All Political Prisoners, and Chisolm ’72-Unbought and Unbossed.

  • Her latest feature documentary FREE ANGELA & All Political Prisoners is a first hand account of the events that thrust Angela Davis into the national spotlight from a young college professor to a fugitive on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the NAACP Image Award for Excellence for Best Theatrical Documentary.
  • She is the Curator for Moving Image and Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She is working on a book based on Free Angela, and a narrative film on the life of Harriet Tubman.
  • Her first film, Chisholm ’72 – Unbought and Unbossed documents Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1972.
  • She has produced and scripted stories that have aired on BET, CNN, ESPN, HBO Sports, TV One, and PBS.



Free Angela  Chisholm '72