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  • Post last modified:February 6, 2021


A documentary that takes a closer look at how the FBI, under J. Edgar Hooverā€™s leadership, was targeting Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the 1960s, trying hard to discredit King after learning about the pastorā€™s sex life, involving more women than just his wife. The film uses mostly archive footage to illustrate Kingā€™s conflict with the FBI and Lyndon Johnson, as we listen to former FBI director James Comey and prominent writers and activists who were either close to King or who have written books on his legacy. Very well edited and researched, its impact slightly diminished by a sense of familiarity (in spite of newly declassified documents).

2021-U.S. 104 min. Color-B/W. Produced byĀ Benjamin Hedin. Directed byĀ Sam Pollard. Screenplay: Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli. Editing: Laura Tomaselli.Ā 



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