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The Rachel Divide (2018)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 27 April 2018 (USA)
Rachel Dolezal becomes a social phenomenon when she passes herself off as an African American and becomes the head of her local N.A.A.C.P. chapter.

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Laura Brownson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rachel Dolezal ... Herself
Franklin Dolezal ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siobhan Abrams Siobhan Abrams ... Herself
Vanessa Bayer ... Herself (archive footage)
Tim Black ... Himself
Tamar Braxton ... Herself (archive footage)
Esther Dolezal Esther Dolezal ... Himself
Izaiah Dolezal Izaiah Dolezal ... Himself
Lawrence Dolezal Lawrence Dolezal ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruthanne Dolezal Ruthanne Dolezal ... Herself (archive footage)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself (archive footage)
Savannah Guthrie ... Herself (archive footage)
Melissa Harris-Perry ... Herself (archive footage)
Chris Hayes ... (archive footage)
Adrienne Houghton ... Herself (archive footage)
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Rachel Dolezal became infamous when she was unmasked as a white woman living as the black head of her local N.A.A.C.P. chapter. Her unbelievable story issued a direct challenge to the sensitive topics of race and identity, while playing into the age of viral media. Whether she was hated or simply misunderstood, Dolezal touched a collective nerve in the racially charged contemporary, causing her to burst into the public consciousness. Filming exclusively with Dolezal, her sons, and her adoptive sister Esther, documentarian Laura Brownson delves into the motivations and personal life of this divisive and controversial figure; in doing so, she explores the troubled past that has informed Dolezal's confusing present and uncertain future. Executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Roger Ross Williams, The Rachel Divide is a fully realized portrait of a life more complex than any tabloid would lead its readers to believe. The film demands the question: Is Dolezal truly "trans-black," as ...

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Who does she think she is?

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Franklin: All my mom did is say she was black and people just lost their minds
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entertaining at best
3 May 2018 | by fatimah-52797See all my reviews

What i saw was a hatchet job with very entertaining footage anyone can find on youtube twitter and social media. how was it even possible to play a movie like that? anyway noone ever gives the subject a chance to speak its mostly black women screaming at the top of their lungs not allowing her to speak for her self. i don't think it was a good film as it puts words in her mouth. and the little she did speak it was just enough to reel you in but there was no justice really done for her. i feel sorry for what her has had to go through with the media taking advantage of her. she also didn't get paid for this film yet it is a hot top and making the production lot of money while they are touring the world with this film seems highly unfair.


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