Gordon Parks in “A Choice of Weapons” trailer

Gordon Parks in “A Choice of Weapons” trailer

by Alex Billington
November 4, 2021
Source: Youtube

“Parks’ photography required America to look at itself.” HBO has released an official trailer for a full-titled documentary A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks, examining the life and career of an exceptional photographer. This premiere premiered at the Tribeca Film Fesitval and will launch on HBO soon. The film follows Gordon Parks stellar career as a photographer for LIFE magazine, through his development photographing everyday Americans, his development as a revolutionary novelist and filmmaker. “Using Parks’ career as a historical map through the experience of black Americans, Emmy Award-winning director John Maggio’s full documentary reveals that Parks is a true American treasure. An inspiration for generations, his compelling story is told here [with] Ava Duvernay, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nelson George, Anderson Cooper and a host of contemporary photographers standing on his shoulders. I really love that this film shows how Parks’ work has inspired others to use cameras to change the world too.

Official trailer for John Maggio’s documentary A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks to Youtube:

A Choice of Weapons Poster

Best known for his iconic portraits of everyday black Americans in all their pain, banality and glory, photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks has shot everything from fashion to Malcolm X, Gloria Vanderbilt and Muhammed Ali. Longtime photographer and first African American on the Life magazine team, Gordon Parks has captured the deep humanity of anyone lucky enough to be in front of their camera lens. Through his striking images, Parks upset conventional ideas about who an American was and, using his camera as a weapon, fought for social justice in the United States and abroad, eventually becoming a novelist and a Hollywood director. A choice of weapons is directed by an experienced documentary producer / filmmaker Jean Maggio, director of doc films Panic: the untold story of the 2008 financial crisis, The perfect weapon, Mr. Saturday night, as well as the “American Experience” series and other television works. This premiere was originally screened at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. HBO will launch the A choice of weapons doc streaming on HBO Max from November 15, 2021 coming this month. Who is interested in this?

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