Why ‘American Son’ Director Kenny Leon Is ‘Radically Optimistic’ Amid Unrest Over Racial Injustice (Video)

TheWrap Emmy magazine: “This is our moment to really make some progress. It appears that the world is listening in a different way, so I’m hopeful of that,” Leon says

This story about Kenny Leon first appeared in the Limited Series & Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

It took eight minutes and 46 seconds for the world to change. It took watching an eight minute, 46 second video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, killing him, for some people to open their eyes to the injustices and horror that Black American’s face and fear everyday.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

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