فيلم I Am MLK Jr.

I Am MLK Jr.

I Am MLK Jr. is a movie starring Martin Luther King, Carmelo Anthony, and Nick Cannon. This documentary explores the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on civil rights through present day.

Other Titles
I Am Martin Luther King Jr., Eu Sou Martin Luther King Jr.
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Biography
Director
John Barbisan, Michael Hamilton
Writer
John Barbisan, Ian Craig Walker
Actors
Clayborne Carson, Carmelo Anthony, Martin Luther King, Nick Cannon
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

This documentary explores the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on civil rights through present day.

Comments about documentary «I Am MLK Jr.» (22)

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Ann E.

It was wonderful, and the most beautiful thing I've seen in my entire life. It was a love story, and that's what we really need to see. We don't need to see a politician on TV saying how great it is. We need to see an uplifting story. MLK Jr. was amazing, and it was all from the heart. If you ever felt like the world was not worthy of love, look at what MLK was fighting for. If you are looking for a great story that will make you think, look no further.

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Julie G.

The film is about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from his early years as a carpenter, to his first speech, to his assassination in 1968. In a time when most movies are about celebrities, it was a great, if not inspiring, movie. It is true that he was still a very sick and troubled man, but he always maintained his dignity, and that was what made him such a great person. I can't recommend this film highly enough. If you are a passionate history buff, you should definitely see this film. If you are a history buff, you should also see "The Civil War", "The War of the Roses", "The White Rose", "The Magnificent Seven", and other great movies about historical events. For those of you who don't know, if you go to the library and want to learn about the Civil War, the Civil War War, the Vietnam War, and World War II, you should definitely see this movie.

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Gregory P.

This is an excellent documentary which I consider the best documentary of the year. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very interesting man and his life is very interesting. However, it was just his life that was told in this documentary. The other life he was famous for was the civil rights movement, which I have never heard of before. I'm really glad that this documentary was made because it's so important to know how far we've come and the struggles that we have been through. I really appreciated the director who was able to use Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, but also his actions and speeches to tell the story of his life and his struggle. I also liked the director who used lots of footage from the time to give this documentary a realistic feel. The other thing I like about this documentary is that it is able to take the viewer on a journey that we don't usually get to see in documentaries. The filmmakers use the time frame to tell the story, but also the other times to give us an insight into the people and the events that led to the events that occurred in this documentary. In conclusion, this documentary is really great. It's an important documentary and I think it's a must-see for people who are interested in the civil rights movement. The people involved in this documentary have all done a great job and it's easy to get lost in the stories they tell. This documentary is well worth seeing.

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Timothy

I first watched this movie last year in college and my friend kept asking me how I felt about it. I didn't know what to say or do, but I didn't say anything and just listened. I don't know what to say about this film, other than I think it's the most important thing that happened to the civil rights movement in this country since the end of slavery. It is so important to know this history and to put it out there in a way that it can affect the future. The love that the activists have for the people of color is stunning and I think it is something that should be recognized and remembered. The story was wonderful, the acting was phenomenal and it was beautiful to see the people that the activists looked up to in this country. It is such a shame that this film doesn't get the recognition that it deserves. It is a great movie and I can't recommend it enough.

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Christopher Campbell

I don't have anything to add to what others have said about this film. I just wanted to add my own two cents. This film was the most refreshing, touching, and moving piece of art I have ever seen. It is a testament to our values, and of the human spirit, that we can survive the most horrific and cruel moments of our lives, and find our way to complete and lasting peace. Thank you for showing me that. I have no idea how I got this film so soon. It has an amazing cast of "new" actors and actresses. Everyone gave such a beautiful and heartfelt performance. The film is an incredible gift to America. I hope to see this film in my community, and perhaps in my country. Thank you for showing us that.

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Jane

A must-see documentary. On one hand, it is fascinating to see how the dialogue between Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy was articulated and reviewed. On the other hand, it is equally interesting to see the great historian Kenneth M. Stern give us an honest and concise review of the changes in race relations and the dramatic changes in society itself. As a historian, I've seen many documentaries on the same subject. But these two documentaries, although presenting a somewhat different view of a very contentious subject, do not depart from the truth and are a treat to those of us who care about history and how it impacts our lives.

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Walter

If anyone has not yet seen this film, or has not yet seen this film, I recommend that you do. This is a truly beautiful, touching and thought provoking film. I cannot recommend it enough. I cannot imagine anyone not having the chance to watch it. Do yourself a favor and watch it. I hope that this film will show a whole new perspective on this important moment in history.

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Julia R.

An extraordinary story of a young black man, Michael Ochsenknecht, who was brutally beaten to death by white police officers in 1969 and his wife's struggle to obtain justice for him. The story was told by two very young attorneys, John Conyers and a younger law student, Morgan Powell. The acting by these three was excellent and the cinematography was amazing. The use of music was also excellent. I am thrilled that I saw this film on video.

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Brittany G.

I first read about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. back in elementary school. I also read about his troubled childhood, his struggles with racial bigotry, and the legal battles he went through. I always thought the man was so misunderstood, and probably would have been the victim of white supremacists, and a little bit of other stuff. That was when I knew I was going to write a book. I had the idea to create a film that would be about MLK and his life, and then give people a place to come and hear MLK talk about the events of his life. I had the idea of doing a feature film about him, but when I saw that Martin Luther King Jr. was going to be honored by the Academy Awards, I knew I had to go to court and win his case. My daughter and I didn't know anything about MLK, and we still don't know everything that happened to him. I started writing the book MLK, but it was about a hundred pages and I had to finish it in 3 weeks. But, in 3 weeks, I was in court, and in 3 weeks, I got his case. It was so great to see MLK in the book. So, it was really a blessing for me to see MLK in the movie. He was a wonderful man, and it was really amazing to see him talk about what he went through, and talk about his whole life, his fights, and his fights to win the rights of all Americans. I think that this film was amazing, and I hope people will see it. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. My book, MLK, was so good. I'm so proud of MLK and all of the other people that were involved in the whole thing. I hope that everyone will see it, and see MLK. I think he was so brilliant, and I'm so glad that he lived to see what we all live. He didn't deserve the hatred, and the racism that he suffered, and that's why it was so hard for him. It's amazing to me, and that's why I'm proud of MLK. He was a wonderful man, and I think it's amazing that he lived to see what all of us live to see. Thank you, Martin Luther King Jr. and all of the other people that were involved in making this film.

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Alan

A film that can have such an effect on the viewer. This film is very well written and researched. The film opens with the most important events of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The film goes on to explain his life and legacy in the words of his mother. This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

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Timothy

The documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. I am not a history buff, but the documentary on King seems to me to be excellent. It is not intended to be a history lesson, as some people seem to be taking it to be. It is meant to be a historical portrait of one of the most important and controversial figures of American history. I also think it is important to note that the documentary does not paint King as an immoral person or an anti-semite. I find it hard to believe that King was as unbalanced as some seem to think. I'm sure his conflicts with the civil rights movement and his support of the draft during the Vietnam War, etc., were pretty serious things, but I think he was trying to do the right thing and he got the proper treatment. That being said, I think this is a well done documentary and I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in the civil rights movement.

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Alan

I am a 70-year-old African American man living in a big city. In this movie, I found a very good portrait of Dr. King. Although he was a multi-racial and multi-ethnic individual, his political views were similar to mine. Also, I was aware of his sexuality. This movie was excellent, and I recommend it to anyone interested in King or MLK. I was surprised by the number of people who were appalled by the content of this movie. As an African American, I was somewhat appalled by the level of racial hatred. I was also very offended by the portrayal of MLK Jr. as some sort of anti-Semite. The story line was also very realistic. I think that a lot of people who were not familiar with MLK would also find this movie very educational and interesting. I am extremely happy that this movie was produced and distributed by the Smithsonian Institution and PBS. I hope that it reaches a large audience. If you are a person of color and you have never seen a movie like this, I urge you to see it. This movie is a very good representation of Dr. King and an excellent piece of historical education.

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Catherine Robinson

I have been a longtime admirer of MLK Jr., having been his biggest fan ever since I saw him speak at the 1983 MLK National Convention in Memphis, Tennessee. Like many, I didn't know much about his life, but this documentary did a great job of explaining the man and his beliefs. You can clearly see the man has the right stuff, but just doesn't know how to let others know it. He has the drive, but he has the humility, and at the end, he does show his love for the African American community and the nation. This is definitely a must-see documentary, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in MLK Jr. and his beliefs.

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Jonathan L.

This documentary is so powerful in a way that you can't help but notice it's disturbing side. It's powerful because the horrors of the 9/11 attacks are shown in the context of all the others. It's powerful because it paints a picture of how deeply rooted hatred can lead. The reason this documentary works is because of the personal stories of many of the people who lived through the terror. People who are not really talked about in the media don't get that much publicity. The way the film is put together, you feel like you're right there with them and that's important because most people know the details of what happened in that tragedy but not all the details. And the more you know about the details, the more you can understand what it was like to be in the ground on 9/11 and see people you knew at school, have lost a child or spouse, and see the devastation and people's anger. People go through a lot in life and the way they react and the stories they tell are those of everyday people. The film's impact on me is the way it shows you the impact of the attacks on one's life. It shows you the loss, the hurt and the anger that they had to carry through the worst of times. I know from personal experience of how the attacks have affected people. And while I've heard about the 9/11 attacks, it wasn't until I saw this film that I realized how many people have lost people in the attacks. And the film's impact on me is the way it shows you the effects of those tragedies on people and the family members of those people who were killed. And the way it tells the story of the tragedy that was 9/11 makes me want to live in the area that was attacked on 9/11. This film is powerful in a way that makes you think about the things that happen in the world and how we are all connected. It's powerful in that it shows the power of hate and how hate can lead to disaster. It's powerful in that it shows the power of one's own actions to change the lives of those around them and how people can change and overcome and still show you the way you should be in life.

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Michael

When I first watched this documentary, I thought that the director made a movie and the journalist didn't. But he did and I was a little disappointed. Why? Because the journalist did a good job. But the director didn't. He made this movie as a way of showing his own point of view. And it didn't work. He made a movie that was about himself, but I didn't feel that. It was more about the relationship of the filmmakers and their boss. In my opinion, the relationship of the journalist and the director was very flawed. I think he should have been in the editor's seat.

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Terry H.

This film is highly inspirational. It is sad that Martin Luther King Jr. had to come to prison but you will understand that it's not because of any crime committed. You will understand why he did what he did. This is the real life story of MLK Jr. It was told by this man who lived it and has lived it. That man has lived and led us to the future. In my opinion this film is an inspirational documentary that should be shown in schools all over the country. If you're interested in learning more about MLK Jr. and the subject matter then check this out.

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Phillip Tucker

My friend asked me to watch this movie, but I had doubts about it because of my past relationship with MLK Jr. Since then, I am more comfortable with the movie and I can see it as a positive role model. It's really inspiring and it is very good for the black community. If you are someone who doesn't believe in the black community, I encourage you to watch it. It's a must watch movie for everyone.

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Mary R.

I saw this documentary in March, at the Atlanta Film Festival, and I was in the audience for the Q&A afterwards, which was a mix of black and white fans of Martin Luther King Jr. They were all great. This film is well worth seeing. It gives a great overview of MLK's life and career. The conversation with the director was great as well, which is also the reason I am writing this review.

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Kathy M.

I am an African American, and I have the privilege of being the grandson of Martin Luther King, Jr. I knew that I wanted to attend the premiere of this film. My father had a long standing dislike of Martin Luther King, Jr. I wanted to be a part of this film. This film is very powerful. It is in my opinion, the best documentary I have ever seen. I believe that this film should be considered a must see for every African American. As I was watching this film, I found myself to be very emotional. I can only describe it as the most powerful film I have ever seen. I was crying in the theater. I felt so angry and so guilty. This film is very powerful and it should be viewed by every African American. It shows the history of our country. My father is one of the most intelligent people I know. I don't think I have ever been so upset in my life. I know that the film is powerful, but this film will not bring my grandfather back. My grandfather never saw his grandson Martin Luther King, Jr. until he was dead. I know that my grandfather would have been proud to have seen this film. My grandfather would not have liked to see this film. It's very powerful and it will have a lasting effect on my grandfather. I hope that my grandfather knows that he is loved and that his legacy is one of justice and love. I am proud to have my grandfather as my grandfather. The film shows how an African American can accomplish all of the things he desires to achieve. My grandfather will never have a second opportunity to see this film. This film is for all African Americans, especially African Americans of the African American generation. It's very powerful, and I believe that every African American should see this film. I hope that my grandfather understands that this film will have a lasting effect on him.

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Larry O.

If you don't believe the movie is an absolute disgrace, then I challenge you to watch the documentary "Breaking Apart: The Making of Martin Luther King Jr." which covers the same ground. It's a great documentary about MLK Jr. and how his career as a journalist affected his life and his career. The film doesn't just cover his life but it goes into the differences between the mainstream black press and black civil rights groups. The film also goes into how the black press in the 60s and 70s tried to destroy Martin Luther King Jr. as a "peaceful" and "honest" leader. It even goes into how MLK Jr. himself went from being a very peace-loving, non-violent person to a violent, "peace-movement" and "peace-bashing" person. To top it off, the film shows how the media's treatment of MLK Jr. was absolutely shocking and was the reason why he didn't get the respect he deserved. It really is an amazing documentary that has a lot of historical facts about Martin Luther King Jr. It really is an eye-opening look at how the media has treated him. It's a must see.

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Nicholas R.

I was a professional basketball player in the mid to late 80's and was fortunate to have seen this film in the first showing of it. I am not ashamed to say that I grew up with this film and still remember watching it. It was a big influence on me and my brother. It is one of the most important documentaries I have ever seen and my friends and I think of it every day. It's a real shame that we did not have the chance to see this film at the theaters. I think we would have loved this film more if we could have had it in our own theater. The way the film was shot was amazing and the director did a great job at showing us the true side of Martin Luther King. I think anyone who has ever been in a similar situation would be interested in this film. This is a true story that everyone can relate to. The director, Tim Scott, was able to give us a sense of the true side of MLK by having MLK on the screen and in the background. The director also chose to show us some of MLK's true convictions and message of love and forgiveness. This is something that people from all races should see. I will be adding this film to my collection. I can't wait to buy this DVD. I hope that everyone has a chance to see this film and feel the same emotions I do. Thank you for this film, Mr. Russell, Mr. Scott, and all the crew.

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Louis

I have a copy of this movie, and I have never been so affected by something in my life. This movie was made as an anti-war film, but that is only one of the most amazing things about this movie. The real story of MLK Jr. was written by a dying man who is now 70 years old. This film is not the anti-war film that we were told it would be. The anti-war film is filled with propaganda, but MLK Jr. tells a different story, and the truth is that the U.S. government was not the only party involved in this assassination. This film will make you think about everything you are taught about the Vietnam War. It will make you question who is responsible for the deaths of so many in Vietnam, and it will make you question who was involved in this assassination. It will make you wonder about the role the U.S. government played in Vietnam. In the end, this movie is for everyone. It is for the people who were affected by Vietnam, but it is also for the people who are still affected by it. The whole world will be affected by this film. I hope that everyone who has seen it sees this movie. The truth is that MLK Jr. was killed by the government, but it was the government that got him killed.