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In 1972...

We hear the powerful voices of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and professor and activist Angela Davis.  We witness the series of events that put Davis on the FBI Most Wanted list and her trial. As We join Chisholm on her campaign trail.  

Trailer for 1972 - 5_21_22, 7.22 PM

Be transported into the world of Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis

I972 brings the politically turbulent landscape of 1970s America to life. Chisholm fights to be heard on the campaign trail during her historic run for president of the United States, while simultaneously Davis struggles to receive her basic rights as a citizen in a system designed to suppress her.


    Creator and Writer

Yhane film festival founder, Columbia University Community Scholar and ten time Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant recipient. 

Yhane began her artistic career working as a dramaturge assistant, script reader and development assistant in the theater.  She worked at the Crossroads Theater (NJ), the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Theater for a New City, Theater for a New Audience, Theater Communications Group (all in NYC) and the Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia). 


Yhane soon transitioned to television and film production. She worked as a freelance production coordinator and associate producer on commercials, videos and independent films 


While working as a freelance producer, Yhane independently made her own short films. Her directorial work includes Jesus Children, which won Best Experimental at Philafilm Festival and received an Honorable Mention at Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Yhane was born and raised in Hammonton, NJ, the Blueberry Capital of the World.  She currently lives in Harlem, NY with her family.

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1972 is thrilled to be a part of the Fable and Folly Network, the home of Yhane’s other two audio dramas, Harlem Queen and The Courtship of Mona Mae.


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Yhane Washington Smith

Creator and Writer

TH. Ponders

Producer and Editor

Xperience J

Sound Designer

Neville Harvey

Art Design

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