Eyes of the Rainbow

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”

– Assata Shakur


Initially, I didn’t want to highlight the revolutionary that is Assata Shakur until I read her autobiography. But after coming across the following documentary, I couldn’t contain myself.

Directed by Gloria Rolando, Eyes of the Rainbow is a 1997 film of Assata Shakur 33 years after her exile from the United States. Recorded in Cuba, Shakur recounts her experience as a political activist, prisoner, and the night she escaped the correctional facility. She also talks about her life in Cuba as well as her Afro-Cuban ancestry.

I will be reading her autobiography and doing a review soon. If you’d like to discuss any of the film’s content, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…


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