• 2020
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Sam Pollard

Documentary uncovering the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King.

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MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures including former FBI Director James Comey and directed by Emmy Award-winner and Oscar-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

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11 Jan 20214 stars

Insightful and impressively assembled documentary about the FBI's pursuit of Martin Luther King

An absorbing blend of often beautifully restored and moving archive material, MLK/FBI takes as its focus the surveillance of civil rights icon Martin Luther King by the FBI, whilst rivetingly communicating the tensions of the time. Directed by Sam…

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