How Selwyn Jacob, Sylvia D. Hamilton, and Sam Pollard broke barriers in documentary production and continue to fight for change in the film industry.
King and Hoover are long gone now. So are the Sixties. But Pollard’s lucidly intelligent MLK/FBI shows what happened then: a fatal situation in which a Black man confronted the white establishment.
Mr. SOUL! Dir. Sam Pollard & Melissa Haizlip USA, 102 minutes Special Presentations (International Premiere) Mr. SOUL! weaves together two stories; the development of SOUL! the television show, and the personal evolution
Two Trains Runnin’ (USA, 80 min.) Dir. Sam Pollard The number of good American music docs that combine the songs of the South with the nation’s turbulent history of racism are
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (USA, 100 min.) Dir. Sam Pollard Programme: TIFF Docs (World Premiere) Sam Pollard, who directed Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, has an extensive