Do 04.07.2019 21:00
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE?
Italy/USA/France 2018 — 123min
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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