Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

A trial lawyer by trade, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson has spent the past 10 years preparing the ultimate closing argument. Anchored by Robinson’s 2018 performance at NYC’s historic Town Hall Theater, the film, which includes archival footage, interviews and Robinson’s personal story, is a damning indictment of the damage done to all of us by obscuring centuries of our nation’s racialized past. From a hanging tree in Charleston, South Carolina, to a walking tour of the origins of slavery in colonial New York, to the site of a 1947 lynching in rural Alabama, the film brings history to life, exploring the legacy of white supremacy and collective responsibility to overcome it.

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Emily Kunstler

Sarah Kunstler




Directors: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
Executive Producer: Ted Hope
Producer: Jeffery Robinson, Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
Screenwriter: Jeffery Robinson
Cinematographer: Jesse Wakeman
Editor: Emily Kunstler
Sound Designer: Coll Anderson
Music: Kathryn Bostic
Principal Cast: Chief Egunwale F. Amusan, Lessie Benningfield Randle, Josephine Bolling McCall, Gwen Carr, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, Carolyn Payne, Senator Hank Sanders, Reverend Dr. Robert Turner, Kristi Williams, Commissioner Tami Sawyer
Additional Credits: Location Sound: Matt Casuccio, Producer: Andrea Crabtree+Keller, Producer: Vanessa Hope, Producer: Susan Korda, Producer: Jayashri Wyatt, Consulting Producer: Titus Jackson, Producer: Katharine Nephew, Colorist: Chad Smith, Archival Producer: Erikka Yancy


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Emily Kunstler
Off Center Media
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David Magdael
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 116 mins