What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

Please log in to watch films (restrictions may apply)

  1. Extra

    What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

    Directed by

    Italy, USA, France

    2018

    123 min

    • English

    Documentary

    The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film is an intimate portrait into the lives of those who struggle for justice, dignity, and survival in a country not on their side.

    Awards

    • Best Documentary - BFI London FF
    • Grand Jury Prize - International Competition Roche-sur-Yon FF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Viennale
    • Fritz Gerlich Prize - Filmfest München

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Judy Hill
    Dorothy Hill
    Michael Nelson
    Ronaldo King
    Titus Turner
    Ashley King
    Kevin Goodman
    The New Black Panthers Party For Self Defense
    Cinematography
    Diego Romero Suárez-Llanos
    Editing
    Marie-Hélène Dozo
    Sales
    THE MATCH FACTORY
    Production
    OKTA FILM
    Production
    PULPA PRODUCTION
    Production
    SHELLAC

    Press

    Most of the time the camera is locked onto the faces of people who are ready to let us in.

    Jo-Anne Velin, Modern Times Review

    Roberto Minervini

    Roberto Minervini

    USA

    My work is the result of a laborious and unconventionally (un)structured process, which is highly experiential and very personal. It is what I call 'Artisanal Cinema'

    Roberto Minervini is an Italian born, US-based film director, writer and lecturer. He holds a Master in Media Studies from the New School University, New York, and is pursuing a Phd in Cinema history at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain. He lives and works between Italy and the United States.

    Selected Filmography