Documentary, dir. by Kamilah Forbes
U.S., 2020, 80 min
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 bestselling book Between the World and Me was written as a letter to his teenage son and recounts the author’s experience growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his increasing fear of daily violence against the Black community. Through his narrative, Coates explores the bold notion that American society structurally supports white supremacy. Based on the 2018 adaptation and staging of the book at the Apollo Theater, the screen adaptation combines elements of the theatrical production, including powerful readings from the book, with documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage and animation.
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