Do 04.07.2019 21:00
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE?
Italy/USA/France — 2018 — 123’
OV (English subtitles)
In the summer of 2017, Alton Sterling is murdered by police, another racist killing perpetrated by law enforcement. Against this backdrop, Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini follows his protagonists – residents of black neighborhoods in Louisiana and Mississippi – through their everyday lives. Weaving together several narrative strands, the film captivates its audience with powerfully eloquent characters, fearless female leadership of political movements, and teenage brotherhood in a hostile world. An intimate film portrait shot in black-and-white, moving between public and private spaces, and multiple generations; defined by the pursuit for justice and human dignity in the face of entrenched historical racism and ongoing violence.
Cast: Judy Hill, Dorothy Hill, Michel Nelson, Ronaldo King, Titus Turner, Kevin Goodman, The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense
Screenplay: Roberto Minervini
Cinematography: Diego Romero
Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound: Bernat Fortiana
Production: Okta Film, Pulpa Entertainment, RAI Cinema, Shellac Films
Tonica Hunter & Adia Trischler
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