ABOUT THE FILM
Stay Woke: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me is a documentary film that paints a portrait of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and diplomacy in the U.S. Congress who cut her teeth as a volunteer for the Black Panther Party and was the lone voice in opposition to the broad authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. In 2001, she issued a strong warning in the House of Representatives: “Let us not become the evil we deplore,” and today she continues that clarion call, demanding that Congress stand up to a president who has escalated tensions with numerous foreign governments, while seeding division within his own country.
With unique access to a sitting member of Congress, this film not only introduces the public to Barbara Lee, but to many others such as Rep. John Lewis, Senator Cory Booker, Rep. James Clyburn and Republican Rep. Walter Jones. From the vantage points of these elected representatives it is clear that concerns about threats to our democracy cross party lines.