Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, in WHO WE ARE — A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.
“An urgent and timely documentary. A sounding alarm for America, and the world, to grapple with its original sin. Expertly crafted and beautifully articulated through the lens and words of master storytellers. Could be the very best documentary feature you’ll see this year.” – Clayton Davis, VARIETY
“…Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America is meant as a wake-up call to Americans about the truth of their country’s history: Not only is racism still alive and well in the United States, but it’s a fundamental part of the country’s foundation. The film is also a call to action — Robinson makes it clear that it’s up to all Americans to stop the tide of racism in order to put the United States on a better, more equitable path.” – Monique Jones, COMMON SENSE MEDIA
“It’s unlikely that any lecture documentary since “An Inconvenient Truth” has had the galvanizing potential of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” … The film presents a talk that the lawyer Jeffery Robinson (a former deputy legal director at the A.C.L.U.) gave at Town Hall in New York on Juneteenth 2018. His subject is nothing less than the history of anti-Black racism in the United States…
“Robinson brings nuance to topics — unconscious bias, reparations, how to deal with the fact that George Washington owned slaves — that have become flash points in society, without ever losing the core of his progressive message. It’s a confrontational film, but never an alienating one, and so much of what’s in it is persuasive.” – Ben Kenigsberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES