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New Orleans Film Society

The Powerbroker

USA 60 min.

Director, Producer, Editor
Christine Khalafian
  • Trailer: The Powerbroker


The Powerbroker follows Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to the national campaign for equal rights. During the turbulent 60s, he was a dilpomat between those in power and those striving for change. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders, and responding to attacks from the militant black power movement. This complex tale explores the public and private trials of the man at the center of the storm.

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