Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives

Directed by: Jim Brown


Total Runtime: 63 min

Country of Origin: United States

Winner Audience Favorite Music Film, Mill Valley Film Festival 2018

Festival Tent
Saturday June - 1 - 5:30 pm





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Singer, songwriter, and social activist Holly Near has been performing for well over 50 years and in the process has created a unique soundtrack for the feminist peace and justice community. From small-town Northern California to sold-out shows on some of the most iconic stages to million-person peace marches, Singing for Our Lives documents the story of the activist and her art. It also serves as an important testament to a time—a time of protest and coalition building, and the weaving of a multicultural consciousness always rooted in contemporary activism. Featuring Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, the late Ronnie Gilbert, and the late Tom Hayden with appearances by Pete Seeger, and others, this film, directed by Jim Brown (The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time!), elevates Near to her deserved status of iconic artist and activist, and speaks to anyone who believes in peace, justice, feminism, and humanity.