WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE
WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE
WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE
WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE
what it means to be young, Black, and Democrat in the American South

WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE

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BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - San Antonio Black International Film Festival | THE PEOPLE'S GRIT - Indie Grits Film Festival  | AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE DOC - New Orleans Film Festival

African American Studies • American South • U.S. History • Civil Rights • Political Science • Democracy + Social Movements • Ethnic Studies

Date of Completion: 2018 | Run Time: 53 & 72 minutes​​ | Language: English | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript Director & Producer: Emily Harrold Producers: Lauren Franklin, Diane Robertson & Xuan Vu | Executive Producers: Marco Williams, Jedd Canty, Charlamagne Tha God & Karen Kinney

What does it mean to be young, Black, and a Democrat in the American South? WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE follows South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers as he runs to become the first African American candidate elected statewide in over a century. The film begins by following Sellers as he makes his 2014 bid for Lieutenant Governor, through the Charleston Shootings, and during the removal of the Confederate flag in 2015. Through his experiences, this timely film offers audiences a window into the legacy of race in politics in the United States today.