STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING is a profound and unflinching exploration of America’s enduring struggle with racist, anti-Black narratives. Prolific, Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams adapts Ibram X. Kendi’s groundbreaking, National Book Award-winning text of the same title into a cinematic journey of striking visuals, imaginative reenactments, and thought-provoking commentary from figures including Kendi and Angela Davis. Williams’s artistry weaves together a tapestry of historical accounts, present-day footage, and contemporary scholars’ analysis to create a cohesive and approachable discussion, inviting audiences to confront the shadows of the past that continue to shape our present. The documentary is a thoughtful and candid examination of the origin, evolution, and continued impact of racism on American policy and culture, and it offers a unique opportunity to engage with a powerful narrative that’s sure to captivate and entertain as much as it enlightens.
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