What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018)

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What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film is an intimate portrait into the lives of those who struggle for justice, dignity, and survival in a country not on their side.

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Critic Reviews for What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?

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Knows exactly where to look and what to ask, but never sticks around long enough to learn anything. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? is hardly a disappointment, but it does, in places, feel like a missed opportunity.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
indieWire
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This is in many ways a frustrating film, its commitment admirable but its execution chaotic.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite charismatic subjects, the film seems so concerned with its handsome black-and-white aesthetics that it never feels angry enough.

Sep 3, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
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It's a film that's supposed to be about anger, but anger, though visible throughout, is couched in something more subtle, more unclassifiable, and thus more disturbing.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

A reminder that history's sprawling canvas is populated by lives that are desperately struggling to live and make the world around them better for those who come after.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Considering the anger captured onscreen, is now really the time for such softball humanism?

Sep 15, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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