Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Runtime:117
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
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Film Subjects:Activism
American Culture & Issues
Race & Racism
Website:http://thewhoweareproject.org
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Emily Kunstler
Sarah Kunstler
Producer(s):Jeffery Robinson
Emily Kunstler
Sarah Kunstler
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Andrea Crabtree-Keller
Vanessa Hope
Susan Korda
Katharine Nephew
Jayashri Wyatt
Executive Producer(s):Ted Hope
Writer(s):Jeffery Robinson
Editor(s):Emily Kunstler
Cinematography:Jesse Wakeman
Sound:Matt Casuccio

Description

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After travelling across the country to educate audiences with his knowledge and research, Jeffery Robinson speaks to his largest audience in New York City. Prominently known for his role as the deputy legal director of the ACLU, he maintains that for the US to move forward as a nation, people need to move past the fantasy of a post-racial society and grapple directly with the country's violent history of anti-Black racism. Reaching back into history starting from the transatlantic slave trade, he draws a clear line between how enslavement, fear and most importantly white supremacy is engraved into the very law that governs modern life. For Robinson, to understand who Americans are and why inequalities exist today—and to forge ahead towards a new frontier—a thorough understanding of race in the United States is the first, most crucial step. Samah Ali

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