Director: Raoul Peck. Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson. 95 min. Rated R. France/USA. Documentary.
If just two years ago I was shown a documentary about a Black scholar debating that "America is not real", I would've brushed it off as reverse racism - a Black conspiracy targeting Whites. But now, after watching first-hand how half the Americans were 'okay' with a blatant racist as their President, I believe it. The tale of James Baldwin, whose three activist friends (Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and Malcolm X) were assassinated, is similar to 13th: arguing that racism in America never got better; it just changed form. This film isn't just relevant today. It is today.