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In 2006, South Carolina Democrat Bakari Sellers became the youngest black elected official in America. The son of a civil rights hero, Sellers undertakes a campaign to transform the racially divided politics of South Carolina and become the first African American candidate to hold a statewide office since 1872. But with the odds stacked against him, can Sellers make history or will contemporary divisions, forged by a long history of racial injustice, conspire to end his candidacy in defeat? WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE is a powerful portrait of a fighter in the battle of his career.
Q&A with director Emily Harrold, executive producer Charlamagne Tha God (Saturday only), and producer Lauren Franklin to follow.
Emily Harrold, Diane Robertson, Lauren Franklin, Xuan Vu