“DEADLOCKED: HOW AMERICA SHAPED THE SUPREME COURT”; interview with filmmaker Dawn Porter

"it’s time that we shine a light on the court and how it impacts you and me literally daily"

The filmmaker Dawn Porter is also a lawyer. And even though she has the utmost respect for the Supreme Court, she is nonetheless perturbed by what she describes as the public’s loss of faith in its premier judicial institution. “The court did not just turn right suddenly,” Porter said on a recent phone call. “We have a very dramatic and ideological shift. And so I wanted to trace the history so ... more >

INTERVIEW: Dawn Porter, filmmaker (“John Lewis: Good Trouble”)

"He wanted to get back out and keep on marching "(Porter commenting on John Lewis's determination)

Could there possibly be a more apt time for a documentary about John Lewis, the civil rights pioneer and longtime Georgia congressman, than now? In this singular moment of protest and cultural shift, documentarian Dawn Porter is hoping that her new film “John Lewis: Good Trouble” will be a part of the conversation. “Despite some evidence to the contrary, I count myself as an optimistic person. ... more >

New documentary trains spotlight on American hero come up on the civil rights movement, “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

A indefatigable proponent for civil rights speaks out on screen
Produced by Dawn Porter, Erika Alexander and Laura Michalchyshyn
Directed by Dawn Porter

This is the time. As America’s streets are once again flooded with voices screaming for human rights, the time is now for the views, the heart, the words, and the power of the man who is John Lewis. Director Dawn Porter’s new documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” is an honest look at one of the most important men who ever fought for the civil rights movement. We are lucky that this man is ... more >