The Uncomfortable Truth

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  • 2017
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.3  (286)

The Uncomfortable Truth is a documentary film released in 2017, directed and produced by Loki Mulholland. The movie highlights the topic of institutional racism in America and its far-reaching effects on contemporary society. The filmmaker, Loki Mulholland, a white man from a Southern state, takes viewers on a personal journey exploring the roots of racism in America. He delves into the history of slavery and the civil rights movement, using archive footage and personal interviews with civil rights activists such as Joan Mulholland (his mother) and Luvaughn Brown (a former police officer turned activist) to highlight the magnitude of the issue.

Throughout the film, Loki provides a comprehensive and detailed look at the ways in which racism has been allowed to permeate through institutions in America, and how these systemic issues are replicated and reinforced through generations. The documentary highlights the history of racism in America, through slavery, Jim Crow laws, and contemporary police brutality, to create a powerful, disconcerting examination of American society.

One of the most significant elements of the documentary is the emphasis which is placed on the personal accounts of individuals. The film includes interviews with activists who lived through the civil rights movement and speaks to the impact of segregation, slavery, and racism on their personal experiences. Luvaughn Brown's personal account of his experiences as a police officer, and the racism he noted in the police department, is an eye-opening look at the ways in which institutional racism can thrive in America.

The film is a highlight of the importance and power of community in the pursuit of progress. The impact of community and the necessity of coalitions are celebrated as a critical part of overcoming institutional racism. For example, the documentary spotlights the 'Freedom Riders' a diverse group of individuals who rode buses' interstate to protest against segregated transportation.

The Uncomfortable Truth is an informative, thought-provoking documentary that delves deep into the issue of institutional racism in America. Through the use of convincing historical evidence, personal interviews, and eloquent narration, the film addresses the root of racism and its far-reaching effects on American society.

The documentary pursues this by painting a clear portrait of the legacy of historical oppression in the United States, and how it continues to shape society today. It is a landmark film which highlights the continuing struggle for civil rights in the United States, and how leaders and community members continuously work together to overcome the lasting impact of institutional racism.

Ultimately, The Uncomfortable Truth is a powerful reminder that despite significant progress in civil rights, America still has a long way to go. It insists that empathy, education, and action are necessary for achieving long-lasting progress in the effort to end institutional racism.

The Uncomfortable Truth is a 2017 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

The Uncomfortable Truth
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    1 hr 25 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (286)