Cinema St. Louis (CSL)

Doc Shorts: The Black Experience

Expired November 23, 2020 5:59 AM
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A program that explores the Black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.

Directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (Oscar winners for last year’s “American Factory”) capture a special event by comedian (and co-director) Dave Chappelle on June 6, 2020, at the Wirrig Pavilion in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The title “8:46” references both the eight minutes and 46 seconds that police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd and Chappelle’s time of birth, which was 8:46 AM. In his performance, Chappelle pointedly addresses Floyd’s death and the protests it inspired, and discusses the history of violence against African Americans in the U.S.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    28 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Steven Bognar, Dave Chappelle & Julia Reichert