Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is teaming up with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to support the release of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners”, directed by Shola Lynch. Overbrook and Roc Nation have been named as the executive producers of the documentary which is slated to be premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, according to Deadline.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the acquital of Angela Davis, the film chronicles the life of the amazing activist. The documentary will feature interviews with her lawyers as well as FBI agents who were on the case and journalists who covered it.
“We at Overbrook Entertainment are very proud to support this intriguing documentary about the life of Angela Davis. Filmmaker, Shola Lynch has done an incredible job in revealing a piece of American history we thought we all knew,” Jada Pinkett Smith explained in a press release.
Jay-Z also spoke on behalf of the film.
“Shola Lynch has crafted an intricate and compelling film about Angela Davis,” he shared. “Roc Nation is honored to be a part of a creative collective that can present such a riveting story.”