Interview with: Director Dawn Porter

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Documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter joins MTR critics Ro and Joi for a video interview about her latest project John Lewis: Good Trouble that premiering July 3, 2020.

Interview with Dawn Porter Director of 'John Lewis: Good Trouble'

Documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter joins MTR critics Ro and Joi for a discussion of her latest project John Lewis: Good Trouble that debuts July 3, 2020. Sett...

Who is Dawn Porter?

Dawn Porter has a documentary style uniquely suited to walking Representative Lewis to walk through his own legacy.

This isn't the first time she's turned her focus on the work for equal rights. She's turned her lens on the work Black public defenders do fighting for justice in a discriminatory southern legal system in Gideon's Army. Her 2016 film, Trapped, follows the trench war over reproductive rights in states like Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

Porter's skillfully leads her subjects to the heart of the matter in ways that enlighten, humanize and challenge.

Settle in as Dawn Porter fields questions, shares her motivation and the direction for this look at Elder Statesmen John Lewis, and her process for deciding how to approach his legacy. 

Good Trouble is Always Relevant, but Definitely Timely

This interview took place on June 2nd just as people took to the streets and Black people declared they had had enough. In the midst of the swirling upheaval and calls for redress, Good Trouble feels right on time. 

Be sure to check out Ro's review and chat with Joi about the documentary.  

"Good Trouble" will be available on VOD and in virtual cinemas beginning Friday, July 3. Find the Film: https://www.johnlewisgoodtrouble.com/ 


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