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How It Feels to Be Free (2021)

01/18/2021 (US) Documentary 2h

How Six African-American Female Performers Challenged the Entertainment Industry


Tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

  1. Yoruba Richen


  2. Ruth Feldstein


Top Billed Cast

  1. Abbey Lincoln

    Abbey Lincoln

    herself (archival footage)

  2. Nina Simone

    Nina Simone

    herself (archival footage)

  3. Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll

    herself (archival footage)

  4. Pam Grier

    Pam Grier

    herself (archival footage)

  5. Lena Horne

    Lena Horne

    herself (archival footage)

  6. Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

    herself (archival footage)

Full Cast & Crew

How It Feels to Be Free

Status Released

Original Language English

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