What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?
- Italy / US / France
- 2h 3min
- Directed by: Roberto Minervini
- Cast: Kevin Goodman, Dorothy Hill, Judy Hill
- UK release: 15 October 2018
A documentary about New Orleans, looking at lives in an African-American community in the summer of 2017: Judy, a bar owner struggling with the effects of gentrification; the local chapter of the New Black Panthers; and half-brothers Ronaldo King and Titus Turner. A poignant tribute to the culture, music and tradition of the city.
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What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?14 Oct 2019
Stirring documentary from Roberto Minervini capturing an African-American community during the stormy summer of 2017
Assembled from about 150-hours of material filmed in 2017, Roberto Minervini's crisply shot black-and-white documentary opens like a horror film, with two young black boys making their way through a New Orleans fun house. Left to fend for themselves as…
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