There’s a Documentary About Sonia Sanchez in the Works

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

By Jamilah King Sep 11, 2013

For over four decades, Sonia Sanchez has written, taught, and mentored her way to the forefront of contemporary black arts in America. Now there’s an effort to make a film about her life’s work. The 79-year-old poet is the focus of a new Kickstarter campaign for a documentary titled "BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez" by Barbara Attir, Janet Goldwater, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon. The goal is to raise $55,000, and the title comes from Sanchez’s second book of poetry, "We a BaddDDD People."