Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

critic Reviews

, 100% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America offers a stirring and persuasive reckoning with a subject that's as fundamental as it is highly charged.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It gets its arms around a really complicated topic very efficiently, but in a way that is also thorough and surprisingly emotional.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The film's content isn't ritual at all. It's one man's answer, eloquent and heartfelt, to the challenge of reframing our discussion of a subject that has us numb from repetition.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    An engaging and essential essay film that makes its points clearly, backed by evidence, for those open-minded enough to consider their education incomplete.
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    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com
    Who We Are should be made required viewing in every American school as we find ourselves perched, once again, at a pivotal tipping point.
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    Robert DanielsLos Angeles Times
    Through Robinson's fervor for truth, Emily and Sarah Kunstler's "Who We Are" chronicles how such heartaches, when observed on a personal level, remind us how knowing the unchangeable past can still improve the alterable future for the better.
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    Ronda Racha PenriceTheWrap
    Speaks to the power of cinema to reflect the times by sparking conversations and changing minds.
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    Andy KleinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I thought this was a terrific film.
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    Alci RengifoEntertainment Voice
    At a time when inequality and social unrest feel like incoming thunder across this nation, Robinson’s history lesson is a needed look at where we’re coming from and where we keep going.
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    David HarrisSpectrum Culture
    Even if you feel you are well-versed in American history, the documentary will likely confront you with sobering facts that somehow were never mentioned in your high school history classes.
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    Sherin NicoleAWFJ Women on Film
    Who We Are vivisects the great American disease. Through interviews, historical imagery, and oration: Robinson is a "rebel without a pause"...because a history denied is one that rears up to bite again
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