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

director: Roberto Minervini

With: Kevin Goodman, Dorothy Hill, Judy Hill, a.o.

duration: 123 minutes

Official Selection - Global Cinema

Robert Minervini has long been known for chronicling the underdogs of the American South. For his fifth documentary he travelled to New Orleans, to capture the black community in confronting black and white colours. Judy hill is doing her best to keep her head up, emotionally and financially, but is continuously haunted by her past full of drugs and sexual abuse. The mother of half-brothers Ronaldo and Titus is fighting to give her children a better life, despite the increasing gun violence in their neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Krystal Muhammed looks fear right in the eyes as the leader of the New Black Panther Party, protesting police violence and black targeted murders. Surrealistically interweaved, are scenes of Native Americans celebrating Mardi Gras.


director: Roberto Minervini
producer: Roberto Minervini, Paolo Benzi, Denise Ping Lee
screenplay: Roberto Minervini
Editor: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Cinematography: Diego Romero

production company: Okta Film

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
Country: Italy - France - United Kingdom
year: 2018


ROBERTO MINERVINI (1970): Notes (2005, short), Voodoo Doll (2005, short), Come to Daddy (2005, short), The Fireflies (2006, short), The Passage (2011), Low Tide (2012), Stop the Pounding Heart (2013), The Other Side (2015), Dove cadono le ombre (2017), What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018)

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Roberto Minervini

2015:The Other Side
2013:Stop The Pounding Heart
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