A blistering meditation on the state of race in America, Roberto Minervini’s fifth feature chronicles the lives of Black communities in the Southern states, where the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina remains acutely felt as police brutality claims lives with intolerable regularity.
Following several threads, including the New Black Panther Party’s preparations for a large-scale protest against police violence, the film documents the lives of those who have been marginalised by the media and alienated by failing institutions. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? captures the pressures of everyday existence for many Black Americans, while finding moments of beauty, joy and radical togetherness.
Join us for a live conversation with director Roberto Minervini on Thursday 14 January at 9.15pm GMT via Zoom here.
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
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What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? is available to stream for seven days from 14 January, 7pm