Kenya Barris and Nadia Hallgren team up for Netflix Ben Crump documentary
Ivan Radford | On 15, Aug 2020
Kenya Barris and Nadia Hallgren are teaming up for a new Netflix documentary about Ben Crump.
Through a steadfast dedication to justice and service, the renowned civil rights attorney has established himself as one of the USA’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice, earning the nickname “Black America’s Attorney General”. His legal acumen has ensured that those marginalized in American society are protected by their nation’s contract with its constituency. He is the founder and principal owner of Ben Crump Law.
His life and career will take centre stage in this new documentary from Peabody Award winning producer Kenya Barris, Oscar and Emmy Award winning documentary producer Roger Ross Williams and director Nadia Hallgren, a double Emmy nominee for her work on the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming.
The yet-to-be-titled documentary feature will pull back the curtain on an array of Crump’s past and current cases by examining the distinct nature of his work, his impact on American civil rights and racial justice, and the toll such work takes on him and his family. Considered a trailblazer and maverick of his field, Crump first gained recognition while representing the family of Trayvon Martin and is currently working with the families of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.