The Rachel Divide

Friday, April 27 - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Spokane-area NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal ignited an unprecedented media storm when a local news station outed her as a white woman who had been living as black. Since the controversy erupted, director Laura Brownson (Lemon) and team exclusively filmed with Rachel, her sons and her adopted sister Esther, capturing the intimate, vérité life story of a damaged character who lands squarely in the cross-hairs of race and identity politics in America — and exploring how that character still provokes negative reactions from millions who see her as the ultimate example of white privilege. A Netflix original documentary, THE RACHEL DIVIDE, is executive produced by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated, God Loves Uganda).

Official selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2018

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 104 minutes
  • Director Laura Brownson
  • Writer Laura Brownson, Jeff Seymann Gilbert

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