Why Is We Americans?

By turns kinetic and intimate, 'Why is We Americans?' is an in-depth, cinematic exploration of Newark's legendary Baraka family. Spanning decades of social activism, poetry, music, art, and politics, this kaleidoscopic family saga is illustrated by on-camera interviews with Ms. Lauryn Hill, rare archival footage and revealing personal testimonials. As we connect with the iconoclastic poet Amiri Baraka, his wife, Amina, and their son, the current mayor of Newark, Ras, a portrait of a city emerges with an inspiring call to arms in the fight for class and racial justice.
Directed By:
Udi Aloni, Ayana Stafford-Morris
Running Time:
1 hr 41 min
Release Date:
June 19, 2020

Showdates

Theaters near
City, State or Zip
Error:
Please enter another City, State or Zip

Cast and Crew

Photos and Videos