Civil Rights Icon to Be Subject of New TV Documentary

May 8, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A new television documentary, described as “primarily cinema verite,” is in the works about civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis.

CNN Films announced plans today for the project, with “Gideon’s Army” director Dawn Porter helming it. The AP reports that Porter began filming the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections.

The project will follow Lewis from the election through the congressional battles of 2019, the AP notes.

Porter said in a statement that the need has never been greater for “the type of moral and compassionate leadership that he embodies.”

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