Unapologetic Film

An Ashley O'Shay Film



Unapologetic captures a community of young Black organizers confronting a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents.

The film follows community organizing, through the lens of two young Black women, over the course of three campaigns: the effort to convict Dante Servin, the off-duty cop who killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd; the removal of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, a public official with a long history of failing to prosecute killer cops; and “Say Her Name,” an effort to make state violence against Black women and girls more visible.

Unapologetic has received support through Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs program, the Sage Fund, Firelight Media, Tribeca Industry Network, Film Independent, Bay Area Video Coalition, UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Workshop, Cucalorus Film Festival, Hedgebrook, and Chicago DCASE Individual Artists Program.