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St. Louis Superman (2019)

Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is a political figure the ... See full summary »
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King Bruce Franks III King Bruce Franks III ... Himself
Bruce Franks Jr. Bruce Franks Jr. ... Himself
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Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is a political figure the likes of which you've never seen - full of contradictions and deep insights, who has overcome unspeakable loss to become one of the most exciting and unapologetic young leaders in the country. This short verité documentary follows Bruce at a critical juncture in his life, when he is forced to deal with the mental trauma he's been carrying for the nearly 30 years since his 9-year-old brother was shot and killed in front of him, in order to find peace and truly fulfill his destiny as a leader for his community.

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English

Release Date:

20 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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St. Louis Superman See more »

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Meralta Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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Feature lenght would be better
9 February 2020 | by alansabljakovic-39044See all my reviews

Well, this was hard to find but we got it eventually. Talks about real issues but lacks runtime and emotional connection.

Best documentary short ranked: 1. In the Absence 2. St. Louis Superman 3. Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone 4. Walk Run Cha-Cha 5. Life Ovetakes Me


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