“Gumbo Coalition” follows two visionary Civil Rights leaders, Marc Morial and Janet Murguía, as they work to empower African-American and Latino-American communities through three turbulent years in America. Directed by two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, “Gumbo Coalition” takes us on an intimate — and sometimes humorous — journey into their lives, homes and the family histories that motivate their mission to achieve a more just and equitable country. At a dramatic crossroads in American history these leaders face some of their biggest challenges: the global pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath.
SLIFF presents director Barbara Kopple with the Maysles Bros. Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary Filmmaking.