Gumbo Coalition

    • Barbara Kopple
    • United States
    • 2022
    • 108 min
    • International Premiere
    • Masters

    Barbara Kopple has been one of the leading and most politically engaged filmmakers in the US ever since Harlan County, USA, her documentary about a miner’s strike which won an Oscar in 1977. Kopple shot Gumbo Coalition in her characteristic cinema verité style, following two renowned warriors for equal rights and social justice. They are Marc Morial, former Mayor of New Orleans and President of the National Urban League, and Janet Murguía, President of UnidosUS, an advocacy organization for the country’s Latino community. They join forces in the battle against racism.

    Kopple follows this tireless and relentless duo in an extremely turbulent period in US history, encompassing the Trump presidency, a shooting motivated by racism in El Paso, the pandemic, and the death of George Floyd, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, elections, and the storming of the Capitol. Reportage material is intercut with interviews, intimate and sometimes funny family scenes, news footage and archive material to shape an admirable story on the perseverance required to effect change.

    Credits

    • 108 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: English
    • Subtitles in: No English CC or DS available, but would like more information
    Director
    Barbara Kopple
    Production
    Barbara Kopple, Ray Nowosielski, Williams Cole, David Cassidy
    Executive producer
    Pattie Sellers, Nina Easton, Eva Longoria, Ben Spector
    Cinematography
    Gary Griffin, Asad Faruqi, Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Bradley Rayford
    Editing
    Hannes Hosp, Rob Kuhns

    IDFA history

    2022
    International Premiere
    Masters

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