A new documentary about Rep. John Lewis traces the lifetime of the legendary civil rights activist and congressman by interviews and uncommon archival footage. The movie, John Lewis: Good Bother, covers over 60 years of Lewis’ work as an activist and lawmaker within the Democratic social gathering, from protesting for voting rights to calling for gun management and well being care reform.
Director Daybreak Porter, whose earlier documentaries embrace Gideon’s Military and Spies of Mississippi, weaves collectively interviews with Lewis, now 80, and his relations and pictures of his social activism, which spans hundreds of protests and 45 arrests in complete. She blends this with perception from his colleagues in Congress and throughout American politics, from the late Rep. Elijah Cummings to Stacey Abrams, who element how his expertise and affect have formed his strategy to political organizing, coverage and laws throughout 33 years as a U.S. consultant for Georgia.
“If John Lewis as a 19, 20-year-old wasn’t doing what he did, I’d not be right here,” says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez within the movie’s trailer.
John Lewis: Good Bother takes its title from a quote by the congressman: “Good bother is important bother.” The movie will likely be launched in theaters and on demand July 3. Watch the trailer above.
(Disclosure: TIME Studios govt produced and financed the movie, together with CNN Movies and AGC Studios.)