Ep 661: Emily & Sarah Kunstler & Jeffery Robinson • Harry Mavromichalis

Mar 26, 2021

[5 mins. 30 secs.] The SxSW audience award in the Documentary Spotlight category, "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America" is the subject of the first segment. I'm joined by the filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler ("Disturbing the Universe"), along with the film's central subject Jeffery Robinson. ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s groundbreaking talk on the history of U.S. anti-Black racism is interwoven with archival footage, interviews, and Robinson's story, exploring the enduring legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to overcome it.

[38 mins. 8 secs.] "Olympia" filmmaker Harry Mavromichalis returns for his 3rd visit to the podcast. He was on during his new film's Kickstarter campaign, then again for its first outdoor screening premiere last summer and now for the film's online premiere. This sublimely intimate fly-on-the-wall verité documentary tells the poignant story of a woman finding her own voice on her own terms to assert a gigantic creative force into the world. Rebelling against her old world, panty-sniffing, suspicious Greek mother to assert her strong sexual drive, fighting the feeling she was 'too ethnic' amid the Boston Brahmin at BU, and starting her own theatre company in New Jersey instead of waiting for the phone to ring, Olympia Dukakis models how to live life with blazing courage.

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