Biography of an Idea is an essay-film about the ideas of the philosopher, activist, and feminist Raya Dunayevskaya. The film’s title and content follow from Dunayevskaya’s declaration that her biography “is the biography of an idea.” Dunayevskaya was the author of Marxism and Freedom, from 1776 to Today; Philosophy and Revolution, from Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao; Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution; American Civilization on Trial, Black Masses as Vanguard, and many other works.

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