What You Gonna do When The World's On Fire?

by Roberto Minervini

What You Gonna do When The World's On Fire?

Synopsis

What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of young African American men sent shockwaves throughout the country. A meditation on the state of race in America, this film is an intimate portrait into the lives of those who struggle for justice, dignity, and survival in a country not on their side.

Director

Roberto Minervini (Fermo, Italy) is a film director, screenwriter, and author. After completing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies at The New School University in New York City in 2004, he taught Documentary Cinema at both De la Salle and San Beda Universities in Manila, Philippines, and he was the director of Film Studies at the International Academy of Film and Television in Cebu City, Philippines. In 2007, he moved to Houston, where he directed three feature films, The Passage, Low Tide and Stop the Pounding Heart, presented and awarded at some of the most renowned film festivals in the world such as Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Rotterdam, among others. The Other Side (Louisiana), his fourth film, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, competing in the Un Certain Regard section in 2015.

DIRECTOR'S FILMOGRAPHY

2015 THE OTHER SIDE (LOUISIANA)
2013 STOP THE POUNDING HEART
2012 LOW TIDE
2011 THE PASSAGE
2006 LAS LUCIERNAGAS
2005 VOODOO DOLL

Cast

Judy Hill
Ronaldo King
Titus Turner
Kevin Goodman

Crew

Director: Roberto Minervini
Producer (Okta Film/Italy): Paolo Benzi
Producer (Pulpa Film / USA): Denise Ping Lee
Associate Producer (Shellac Sud / France): Thomas Ordonneau
Creative Producer: Dario Zonta
Director of Photography: Diego Romero Suárez-Llanos (A.E.C)
Editor: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound Mixer: Bernat Fortiana
Sound Editors: Ingrid Simon, Hélèna Violaine Réveillère, August A,aury Andi
Colorist: Isabelle Julien
Sound Re-recording Mixer: Thomas Gauder
Production Manager: Biliana Grozdanova
Assistant Director: Alexis Franco
1st Assistant Camera: Carlos Corral
2nd Assistant Camera: Cameron Wheeless
Assistant Sound Mixer: Jose Luis Prat Villalobos
Assistant Editor: Pierpaolo Filomeno
Postproduction supervisors: Paul Andexel, Friederike Oberlin

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 123 min.
original languages English

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