Fifth about The Seventh

Strong Island

Strong Island: Yance Ford’s deeply honest, touching, and personal documentary is yet another evidence of the racial situation in present-day America, one that differs for its minute scale. That almost individual perspective doesn’t make it less relevant; in fact, the emotional impacts that happen here are repeated time and time again, making this film universal at its core. The journey is informative, elucidating, even if Janus Billeskov Jansen’s editing appears to cover the same ground multiple times, making the pace drag a bit at times.The film has an elegant way of showing photographs, one that lends intimacy to the process; it also has some poetic passages that don’t add to much; otherwise, it has a simple look, even if one that (again) makes the experience more intimate.

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