AMERICAN OTHELLO -

THE PAUL ROBESON STORY

Biographical/Historical/Drama, USA 2018, 140 min

Language: English

 

Story of the brilliant and controversial African-America (“Negro”) scholar, sportsman, lawyer, actor, singer, civil and political rights activist, Paul Robeson, who was a giant of the stage and screen in the 1930’s-40’s (Othello, Showboat, King Solomon’s Mines, Proud Valley, Ol’ Man River, Deep River, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, etc.), and an outspoken opponent of fascism, colonialism and McCarthyism in the 1930’s-50’s, whose accomplishments make him one of the great entertainers and activists of the 20th century.

 

Screenplay written by: Richard Akel (USA)

 

Director: Roberta Durrant (RSA)

 

Producers: Richard Akel & Anna Karolina Heinrich,

 

Production Company: Four Stars International (USA)

 

Executive Producer: Karim Massaquoi (USA)

 

Local Producer: Roberta Durrant, Penguin Films (RSA)

 

Shoot & Location: Fall-Winter (Spring-Summer in SA), 2018,

Cape Town, Johannesburg.

CAST & CREW

 

Director: Roberta Durrant (RSA)

Louis Gossett, JR (USA)

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