Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2021)

Director: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler Run Time: 117 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Country: United States
Language: English

“precise, empathetic and informed…Robinson is every teacher you might have ever wished for as a student”

—Fionnuala Halligan for Screen Daily

About the film:

Winner of the Documentary Spotlight Audience Award at SXSW 2021. Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, criminal defense and 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.

About the filmmakers:

Producers, directors, and sisters Emily and Sarah Kunstler are the founders of Off Center Media, a documentary production company dedicated to racial justice and social change. Tracing their father’s career as a civil rights lawyer, their debut feature William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe screened at Sundance in 2009 and was shortlisted for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. Other Off Center Media films have contributed to campaigns to stay executions, convince decision makers to reopen cases, and exonerate the wrongfully convicted.

Continuing their work with Who We Are, Sarah and Emily use screenwriter and presenter Jeffrey Robinson’s commentary to anchor an examination of the larger historical context.

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MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
National Endowment for the Arts
WITH HELP FROM
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media

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