We Are The Radical Monarchs

A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco Trans March. Fists clenched high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, the film documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units including being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment, and disability justice. Started by two fierce, queer women of color, we follow them as they face the challenge to grow the organization, both pre/post the 2016 election

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Linda Goldstein Knowlton




Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Executive Producer: Grace Lee
Producer: Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Katie Flint
Cinematographer: Clare Major
Editor: Arielle Amsalem, Katie Flint
Music: Gingger Shankar & William Stanbro
Principal Cast: Anayvette Martinez, Marilyn Hollinquest, Lupita Martinez, Amia Carillo, DeYani Dillard
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Guisel Contreras, Associate Producer: Suz Curtis


Public Film Contact
Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Ladylike Films
Publicity Contact
Michelle Massa
(713) 816-7031
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 97:13 mins