Pitchfork has made the documentary The Gits available for free all week long. The film focuses on the history of the early-'90s punk band, the rape and murder of its lead singer Mia Zapata, and subsequent arrest and conviction of her attacker 11 years later. Zapata's friends in the Seattle music scene were deeply affected by her death and, in response, created the non-profit organization Home Alive, which provides self-defense training for women. In the clip above, Zapata's friends talk about Home Alive and her bandmates discuss the eerie foreshadowing of her demise in her lyrics. You can view the entire documentary here.
The Gits [Pitchfork] Related: Mia Zapata [Wikipedia]
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