Jesse Williams Black Lives Matter Documentary On BET
Grey’s Anatomy actor and sexy social justice warrior Jesse Williams is starring in and executive producing a documentary on the Black Lives Matter movement which will air on BET.
The documentary will reportedly chronicle the rise of the BLM movement and “it’s its transformative power in amplifying black voices and issues.”
In a new documentary titled “Stay Woke: The Movement For Black Lives,” the well-respected actor and activist is encouraging others to be more aware of America’s (poor) treatment of black lives by exploring the evolution of a movement that is committed to the same mission.
“Black Lives Matter is in many ways, in its adolescence,” Williams told The Huffington Post about his involvement in the film and his thoughts on various aspects about the movement. He discussed with HuffPost the birth of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, how it subsequently swept the Internet by storm and how the hashtag helped to bring about real change. He also highlighted the daunting feat the movement’s participants have in figuring out how to create lasting change.
The documentary is directed by Laurens Grant, who produced the powerful film “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” and includes interviews from some of the movement’s major players, including Black Lives Matter co-founders Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors along with respected black luminaries and leaders like DeRay McKesson, Johnetta Elzie, Darnell Moore, Michaela Angela Davis, Brittany Packnett and more.
The documentary airs May 29th. Will you be watching?Read More »
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