THE ISSUE OF MR. O'DELL

THE ISSUE OF MR. O'DELL

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2581

    Directed by Rami Katz
    2018, 35 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom rental $125

    The Issue of Mr. O’Dell examines the lifelong work of a pioneering civil rights organizer Jack O’Dell, who was a close colleague and advisor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the years before the March on Washington. But after President John F. Kennedy named him the number five Communist in America, O’Dell was eventually forced out of King’s organization.

    In soft-spoken interviews, O’Dell discusses systemic racism, past and present, and dissects America's troubled history with racial discrimination. The wisdom of the 94-year-old activist speaks to the present as his experiences fighting alongside Dr. King resonate strongly with the Black Lives Matter movement. Shot in sobering black and white, The Issue of Mr. O’Dell illustrates how change begins at the personal level and takes an arduous path to reach the collective consciousness.



    Subjects & Collections



    Festivals & Awards

    WINNER - President's Award - Full Frame 2018
    Official Selection - Roxbury International Film Festival 2018
    Official Selection - DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2018
    Official Selection - Freep Film Festival 2018
    Official Selection - Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018




    Further Reading

    Who is Jack O'Dell? - The Nation


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