WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE? by Roberto Minervini won the STANDARD READERS’ JURY PRIZE at the 2018 Vienna International Film Festival,
Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
We have chosen a film that covers the screen with stunning black-and-white visual aesthetics and is characterized by the precision of photographic shots. With these aesthetics, the director creates a cross generational documentary about justice, dignity and the fight against racism that leaves a lasting impression. His reserved and respectful way of working produces an intimate authenticity and liveliness that is both moving and fascinating. The film reveals, without lecturing. It is an important and valuable contribution to the public discourse about the structural discrimination of Afro Americans in the USA.