A new documentary is set to explore the work done by civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Civil, from Emmy-nominated director Nadia Hallgren, and producers Kenya Barris and Roger Ross Williams, takes on the challenge of profiling Crump as he takes on landmark cases.
The documentary is described in a press release as “an intimate vérité look at the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump and his mission to raise the value of Black life in America.” In the documentary, which runs just over an hour-and-a-half, a year of Crump’s work in the cases of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Andre Hall is highlighted.
Additionally, viewers get to examine Crump in a new light as layers are peeled back through behind-the-scenes looks at his upbringing and his balance of work and family life. Civil also touches on additional causes Crump is passionate about including environmental justice and banking while Black.
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SOURCE: VIBE, Demicia Inman