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Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Self (archiveFootage)
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Self - FBI Director (archiveFootage)
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Self - Author, Bearing the Cross (as David J. Garrow)
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Self - Attorney, Speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr (as Clarence Jones)
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Self - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Retired / Special Agent, Counterintelligence
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Self - Rutgers University, Author, Living in the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panthers
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Self - Journalist
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Self - Southern Christian Leadership Conference, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Mayor of Atlanta
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Self - Director of the FBI, 2013 - 2017 (voice)
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Self - Yale University, Author, G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century
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Self - Civil Rights Activist (archiveFootage)
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Self - Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (archiveFootage)
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Self - TV Host (archiveFootage)
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Self - 36th President of the United States (archiveFootage)
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Self - U.S. Senator from New York (archiveFootage)
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Self - 35th President of the United States (archiveFootage)
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Self - Former United States Attorney General (archiveFootage)
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Self - Wife of Martin Luther King, Jr (archiveFootage)
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Self - Civil Rights Attorney (archiveFootage)
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Self - United Press International (archiveFootage)
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Self - Panelist, Face the Nation (archiveFootage)
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Self - Martin Luther King, Jr's Assassin (archiveFootage)
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Self (archiveFootage)
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Self - Civil Rights Leader (archiveFootage)
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Self - Director of FBI's Domestic Intelligence Operations (archiveFootage)
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Self - Former Governor of Alabama (archiveFootage)
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Self - Former Executive Director of the NAACP (archiveFootage)
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Self - Civil Rights Photographer / FBI Informant (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Sam Pollard

Written by

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David J. Carrow ... (based upon the book by)
 
Benjamin Hedin ... ()
 
Laura Tomaselli ... ()

Produced by

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Brian Becker ... archival producer
Kenneth Alexander Campbell ... Impact Producer
Charlotte Cook ... executive producer
Steven Farneth ... executive producer
David Friend ... executive producer
Sheila Griffin ... archival producer
Marie Therese Guirgis ... executive producer
Benjamin Hedin ... producer
Kate Hurwitz ... executive producer
Jeffrey Lurie ... executive producer
Jessica Luya ... associate producer
Dana O'Keefe ... executive producer
Phil Pinto ... co-producer

Music by

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Gerald Clayton ... (score)

Cinematography by

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Robert Chappell

Film Editing by

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Laura Tomaselli

Editorial Department

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Sheina Dao ... color and finishing producer

Production Design by

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Dedalus Wainwright

Art Department

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Brian McKissick ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Ken Hahn ... Archival Editor / re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Bill Marino ... dialogue editor
James David Redding III ... sound designer / sound effects editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Justin Hartough ... Digital Imaging Technician: additional photography

Animation Department

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Anton Goddard ... animator

Additional Crew

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Jonathan Gray ... Production counsel

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Plot Summary

The first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. From Emmy Award winning director Sam Pollard and featuring interviews with Andrew Young, James Comey, Clarence Jones, and more.

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Also Known As
  • Martin Luther King y el FBI (Spain)
  • МЛК/ФБР (Russia)
  • Martin Luther King vs. the FBI (Netherlands)
  • FBI kontra Martin Luther King (Poland)
  • MLK/FBI - Martin Luther Vs FBI (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Officially released on what would have been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 92nd birthday. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Top 10 Things Coming to Streaming Services in May 2021 (2021). See more »
Quotes Self - Author, Bearing the Cross: The FBI was not a renegade agency. It was fundamentally a part, a core part of the existing mainstream American political order.
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