YUVAL SHAPIRA


researching | arranging | inventing






director | editor | writer








WHY IS WE AMERICANS?

a feature documentary | 110 minutes | USA


A portrait of the iconoclastic poet Amiri Baraka, his family, and their legacy of social activism, poetry, music, art and politics.




directed by UDI ALONI & AYANA STAFFORD-MORRIS produced by OREN MOVERMAN executive produced by MS. LURYN HILL, JULI GOLDMAN, MOSHE EDERY cinematography by AMNON ZLAYET consulting editor JAY RABINOWITZ edited by YUVAL SHAPIRA

starring MS. LURYN HILL, RAS BARAKA, AMINA BARAKA, AMIRI BARAKA, MAYA ANGELOU, CORY BOOKER, ROXANNE SHANTÉ

arriving at theaters__
January, 2022