Georgia Congressman John Lewis dedicated his life to advancing human rights. He died on Friday, July 17th at the age of 80.
You should set aside some effort to find out about his life and work in the Dawn Porter-coordinated documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble.
First, watch the trailer for John Lewis: Good Trouble
Dawn Porter’s stirring documentary chronicles the legacy of the late Civil Rights legend and US Representative John Lewis, from his childhood, his inspiring family, and his fateful 1957 meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to his over 60 years of social activism and legislative action on voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration.
Using a primary cinema verité approach, Porter combines rare archival footage and recent interviews with the congressman — who passed away on July 17 at the age of 80, during his 17th term in the House of Representatives — with commentary from political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other prominent figures in Lewis’s life.
John Lewis: Good Trouble movie released on July 3rd in USA.
Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did:https://t.co/KbVfYt5CeQ
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 18, 2020