Years before the news media took an interest in the disadvantaged, largely conservative regions in the United States, Roberto Minervini was already making documentaries in which he recorded this part of the American identity sharply and beautifully. He talks about making his latest film What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini IFFR 2019 123′
Documentary shot in beautiful black-and-white, about the New Black Panther Party's campaign for equal rights for the Afro-American community.
In this award-winning documentary shot in stunning black-and-white, Italian filmmaker Minervini closely follows several black residents of New Orleans. He shows the pain, uncertainty and anger that grips their community when, in the summer of 2017, a number of shocking murders of black men test the community to breaking point.
Photo in header: Roberto Minervini