Since 1955, the FBI constantly monitored Martin Luther King Jr., whom it judged a dangerous man for the country. Exactly what the government agency did is the subject of the MLK / FBI documentary, the trailer for which was released.
2020, which we will not remember exactly as the simplest year of our lives, was also marked by the vehement protests of Black Lives Matter, a movement committed to the fight against racism that made its voice heard on the occasion of the murder of George Floyd in the month of May. It is therefore right that the cinema remembers the symbol of the civil rights movement of African Americans: Martin Luther King Jr.. The documentary is dedicated to the politician, activist and Protestant pastor killed on 4 April 1968 MLK / FBI, which was presented at a series of festivals, enjoying great success, and which will be released in January 2021 both in theaters and on demand.
MLK / FBI it is a film that has great historical and political importance. It tells of the attempt by the FBI to counter and discredit Martin Luther King Jr.. In the person of its leader J. Edgar Hoover, the Bureau constantly supervised what it called the Black Messiah and also “the most dangerous Negro for the future of the nation”. Evidence has emerged of such continuous monitoring, which included, for example, bedbugs in the hotel rooms where the reverend slept, and the film speaks of these documents, which does not return a model image of the government agency federal police of the United States and that takes us back to more turbulent times than we are living in, showing us that things have not changed as they should have and that discrimination still exists. Of MLK / FBI, which is headed by Sam Pollard, the beautiful trailer has just been released.