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Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker1981. USA. 63 min.
Director: Joanne Grant Featuring: Ella Baker, Harry Belafonte.
Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and “godmother” of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, played in shaping the American Civil Rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another. This documentary chronicles Baker’s influential—and essential—role in the Civil Rights movement. Discussion with the son of the filmmaker, Mark Rabinowitz (IndieWire), moderated by Justin Reid (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)
Supported by the UVA Office for Diversity and Equity