Powered by a mutual determination to empower Black and Latin American communities, two visionary civil rights leaders join forces to fight social injustice and the rise of white supremacy in the United States. Marc Morial of the National Urban League and Janet Murguía of UnidosUS work to influence high-power political figures, bring justice to marginalized communities, and inspire the next generation to fight for a more equitable America.
Directed by two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA, American Dream), Gumbo Coalition explores the arc of the racial justice movement. The powerful documentary emphasizes the myriad and distinctive challenges that social justice leaders face at this moment in US history: the global pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath.
Introduction by Scot Safon (VAFF Board).
Sunday, October 29
Violet Crown 3
Director: Barbara Kopple
Runtime: 112 min.