Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

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Synopsis

Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

Cast

  • Josephine Bolling McCall
  • Gwen Carr
  • Tiffany Crutcher
  • Carolyn Payne
  • Jeffery Robinson

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Metacritic

88
Jan 13, 2022

If the format of a lecture is inherently limiting, the directors do a superb job of weaving a compelling visual — and emotional — experience.

Jocelyn Noveck
The Associated Press
91
Jan 13, 2022

Arriving at a time when conversations once reserved for academics have filtered into popular culture, “Who We Are” never plays like the product of some Hollywood bandwagon effort. Instead, its existence speaks to the power of cinema to reflect the times by sparking conversations and changing minds.

Metacritic review by Ronda Racha Penrice
Ronda Racha Penrice
TheWrap
80
Jan 13, 2022

Who We Are, a revelatory, albeit stiff documentary, anchored by Robinson’s personal anecdotes and footage of his 2018 lecture at New York City’s Town Hall Theater, uncovers startling research while surveying the country’s unimaginable racial crimes.

Metacritic review by Robert Daniels
Robert Daniels
Los Angeles Times