Public protest has always forced the U.S. to take an uncompromising look at itself to judge if the nation is on the right course. Civil disobedience created this country and continues to serve as a charged impetus for change in the 21st century.
Through Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s unique and personal lens as a social justice advocate and observer, this documentary depicts the movements, the moments and the legendary leaders of some of this country’s most pivotal public protests and how they have shaped our society, laws and culture. The labor movement, women's suffrage, civil rights, LGTBQ+ equality, the Black Lives Matter movement: protest is in the American DNA.
Executive produced by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales.