Angels on Diamond Street

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Angels on Diamond Street (2019) 88 min.

A documentary about three inspiring women fighting for social justice in an African American church in North Philadelphia. Their compassion invites us to forget about borders, and inspires all to go out and do something.

We follow head cook Mamie, volunteer and former Black Panther Barbara, and Pastor Renee during their daily activities in the Church of the Advocate: a national monument with a rich history in the civil rights movement. One day, Carmela, a Mexican undocumented immigrant desperate to protect herself and her four children from deportation, asks for sanctuary at the Church of the Advocate, where she is welcomed with open arms.


IDFA, TIFF Tromso, HUMAN Oslo, One World Prague


EO Docs, NPO-Fonds, CoBO, Fritt Ord Foundation, Ten Thousand Images


Director & Cinematographer: Petr Lom
Producer: Corinne van Egeraat
Editor: Dorith Vinken
Sound Recordist: Aidan Un
Sound Design: Jeroen Goejiers
Music: Camille Yarborough
Line Producer: Constant van Panhuys
Colorist: Michiel Rummens
Image Post: Jan Jaap Kuipers

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Go out, volunteer, don’t stay home. Do something.

Barbara Easley-Cox
Black Panther
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