Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.What is it like to pick billions of pounds of cotton?What is it like to lose life for being “too successful”?Does luck look good?This documentary relies on many relevant and clear facts along the history without needing to be opinionated or emotionally tiring. Because it is new, educational/informational, and thereby engaging, watching is quite easy and strongly recommended.The reasons why this rating is not 10:First, while this movie is impressive, I am not sure this artwork can reach beyond the audience who are already willing to be open. To reach the “unreachable” might take some more work, admittedly much more work sometimes.Second, in addition to justice and empathy, adding a bit more hope, inspiration, or vision in appropriate amount should increase balance and encouragement, i.e., given the history, why is over the point plausible or not already lost now?PS: There are many 1 ratings now, which shows there is still a lot more work to do.Thanks!
Stars : Josephine Bolling McCall, Gwen Carr, Tiffany Crutcher, Josephine Bolling McCall, Gwen Carr, Tiffany Crutcher
Genre : Documentary
Country : United States