Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

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ACLU lawyer Jeffery Robinson’s shattering talk on the history of US anti-Black racism is interwoven with archival footage, interviews and Robinson's story, exploring the legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to overcome it.

2021Rating: M, Content may disturb117 minsUSAOff Center Media
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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America | Awards

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Winner of the 2021 SXSW Audience Award (Documentary Spotlight).

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It’s a confrontational film, but never an alienating one, and so much of what’s in it is persuasive.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The film is guaranteed to leave you questioning why a slaveholder like Andrew Jackson remains on the (US) $20 bill...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Robinson’s quasi-TED Talk is both broad-ranging and deep...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America is a rare 10/10 and required viewing for everyone...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

While Robinson’s lecture is thought-provoking and his living tour of that same history is illuminating... the literal translation of his lecture to screen lacks life...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It’s one man’s answer, eloquent and heartfelt, to the challenge of reframing our discussion of a subject that has us numb from repetition.

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Variety

Variety

An engaging and essential essay film that makes its points clearly, backed by evidence, for those open-minded enough to consider their education incomplete.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This film should be shown in every classroom.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Robinson is an impressive orator who wants to engage. He sets a tone of openness, of personal exposure...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Despite its moving conversations, Who We Are never transcends its lecture format.

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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America | Release Details

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand and AroVision.