I Am Somebody
Madeline Anderson’s documentary brings viewers to the front lines of the civil rights movement during the 1969 Charleston hospital workers’ strike, when 400 poorly paid Black women went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in confrontation with the National Guard and the state government. Anderson personally participated in the strike, along with such notable figures as Coretta Scott King, Ralph Abernathy and Andrew Young, all affiliated with Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Anderson’s film shows the courage and resiliency of the strikers and the support they received from the local black community. It is an essential filmed record of this important moment in the history of civil and women’s rights. The film is also notable as arguably the first televised documentary on civil rights directed by a woman of color, solidifying its place in American film history.I Am Somebody featuring Ralph Abernathy and Coretta Scott King is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, available for purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a comedy and documentary movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (163 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#275 Ranked in Racing Movies
#1441 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#8529 Ranked in Documentary Movies
I Am Somebody has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (163 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.