A Film on the Life and Works of Scholar, Poet, Activist, Author and Veteran of Hope - Dr. Vincent Harding
The idea of America is built on contradiction, both heralding freedom and equality and institutionalizing racism and inequality. The resulting tension affects our national dialogue and the lives of individual people. In this current era of impasse, the quest to resolve our contradictions is critical. Scholar and peace activist Dr. Vincent Harding, the man behind MLK’s speech condemning the War in Viet Nam devoted his life to creating the genuine democracy that is yet to be a reality. He urged us to consider that “what has never been, can still be” – not just in the U.S. but on a global stage. Beyond Chaos: Is America Possible utilizes interviews with Danny Glover, Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow), Civil Rights Movement greats such as Ruby Sales and heavy hitter historians such as Lerone Bennett, Taylor Branch and Doug Goodfeather, as well as young activists, students and everyday people to find out if America is possible.