By Jai Tiggett | Shadow and Act October 4, 2013 at 3:00PM
On September 9th renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez turned 79 years old. The day also marked the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, the upcoming documentary focused on telling her life story.
The feature film, which takes its title from Sanchez' second book of poetry, is intended for broadcast and will look at "Sanchez as a writer and at the groundbreaking artistic and political movements she embraced and influenced. At the heart of the film are her powerful words that often segue into song or chants, and at times are accompanied by music and even dance. Her work is read by Sanchez herself, and others including Ruby Dee, Nikki Giovanni, Ursula Rucker, Haki Madhubuti, Ayana Mathis, and John Bracey Jr."
Artists including Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker and Jessica Care Moore will also appear in the film.
We previously covered the documentary last year when it received a grant from the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Fund. After three years in production the filmmakers, Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, have now turned to crowdfunding to raise $55,000 in completion funds.
Find a preview of the film in the Kickstarter pitch below, and to donate visit the campaign page HERE, or click within the widget below: