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‘Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America’ Looks at Activism Through a Comedian’s Eyes

'Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America' Looks at Activism Through a Comedian's Eyes

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Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America

Logline: The documentary focuses on the legendary 83-year-old comedian and human rights activist who has fought for 60 years for freedom, justice and equality.

Elevator Pitch: 
Director Andre Gaines is launching a Kickstarter campaign for his film “Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America.” The documentary focuses on legendary 83-year-old comedian and human rights activist who fought since the 60s for civil inequality. Gaines will explore solutions to the problems that continue to face our country today including racism, police brutality and civil rights inequality through the eyes of Dick Gregory and his work. 

“This is more than just a film, it’s a movement” says Gregory. “This film is about information. Information is power. We are out of time. Recess is over. The time is now.”

Production Team:
Director: Andre Gaines
Executive Producer: Dick Gregory
Producer: Michele Farinola
Cinematographer: Justin Arana
Editor: Jason Pollard 

About the Film:
”Mass incarceration, shootings and violence against communities based on race fill our headlines and I wanted to do something about it,” says Andre Gaines, the film’s director. “I admire Dick Gregory’s mission for civil equality. “There is a need to share his wisdom with a new generation of young activists who want to make a difference. Dick Gregory was the perfect fit to tell the story of American survival. What he believes in and what his mission has been for all of his adult life is to change lives. Everything he stands for is what this film is about.”

Current Status: Kickstarter fundraising.

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