Bruce Franks Jr. was born in an underserved community and witnessed the murder of his nine-year-old big brother as a child. Determined to make a difference, the battle rapper became an activist and then a member of the state legislature to enact change. Known as Superman to his constituents, this compelling profile of a man working to improve his community while dealing with his own grief is sure to leave you marveled by the human spirit.
PRODUCERS: Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan, Fiona Lawson-Baker, Poh Si Teng, Cheyenne Tan
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Sami Khan, Chris Renteria
EDITOR: Faisal Azam
Favorites from the Screening Committee of 2019 In Person: Film Subject, Bruce Franks Jr. with St. Louis Superman