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3.5
47 Ratings

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

Directed by Roberto Minervini
Italy, United States, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

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.

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What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? Directed by Roberto Minervini
A furious missive from the front lines of a fractured America.
January 02, 2019
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In the past I have found the access Minervini gains from his subjects unnerving and possibly untoward, but in Hill he’s found a true collaborator with the self-possession to be an endlessly dynamic transformative force.
September 24, 2018
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Minervini’s film takes the opposite approach as that of Alfonso Cuarón, for What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? plunges into the thick of it, conjuring long histories of pain and anger engendered by American society and institutions—and conjured in the immediacy of those things blazing directly before our eyes.
September 16, 2018
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