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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. This virtuosic documentary lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, director Sam Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.

  • Movie ID 146483
  • Status Released
  • Released United States of America January 15, 2021
  • Content Rating United States of America NR
  • Runtime 102 minutes
  • Genres Documentary
  • Directors Sam Pollard
  • Spoken Languages English
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Production Company IFC Films
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • Trailers English Official Trailer
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Box Office Worldwide $0 US $0
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  • Created January 11, 2021
  • Modified January 18, 2021