Raoul Peck takes the unfinished novel by the Afro-American writer James Baldwin as the point of departure for a journey into black history that connects the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s with today’s #BlackLives Matter.

Dorrie Wilson is an African-American researcher, writer and cultural curator, and a recipient of the 2017 Rose Library Short Term Fellowship Award at Emory University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in African-American Studies from the University of California-Berkeley and a Master's degree in European Urban Cultures from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, following study in the MFA programme in Theatre Management at Yale University's School of Drama. She has lived in Brussels since 2001.