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What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent ... See full summary »

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Roberto Minervini
13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Judy Hill Judy Hill ... Self
Dorothy Hill Dorothy Hill ... Self
Michael Nelson Michael Nelson ... Self
Ronaldo King Ronaldo King ... Self
Titus Turner Titus Turner ... Self
Ashlei King Ashlei King ... Self
Kevin Goodman Kevin Goodman ... Self
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What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film is an intimate portrait into the lives of those who struggle for justice, dignity, and survival. Written by X

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A doc lover who really struggled with this one.
18 August 2019 | by teacher-darrenSee all my reviews

As an Aussie who lived in New Orleans for about five months in 2015, I was very excited to see this at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

However, I did struggle to engage with any of the participants the film follows and felt that there was nothing really driving the film and it felt quite aimless.

The black and white photography is crisp and sharp and it creates a sombre, stiffling effect.

We follow members of the black community in different parts of NOLA from black panthers at meetings and working on the streets with the homeless to a woman under pressure to keep her bar running to two young brothers roaming their neighbourhood.

There just wasn't enough going on story wise to keep me engaged in the characters lives.


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16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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$4,672

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,290
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