REVOLUTIONARY HEARTS is the story of David and Janet Greene, a working-class couple who lead an extraordinary life. From the coal fields of West Virginia to adult literacy classes in Harlem, New York, to the rust belt of central Ohio, David and Janet Greene have built formal and informal freedom schools for liberation. But 50 years of industrial labor and bad working conditions in coal mines and auto plants leave David with four different life-threatening cancers. Weakened by the disease and its treatments he takes up art and begins painting the story of his life. These paintings not only form a visual core of REVOLUTIONARY HEARTS but David and Janet use the paintings to do what they have always done – teaching and learning with those around them to build a collective knowledge for liberation. REVOLUTIONARY HEARTS may not have all the answers, but it warmly invites the viewer into the conversation.
Join us on Fri. Feb 24 for a screening and discussion with the filmmakers and protagonists, David and Janet, afterwards!
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