Bakari Sellers Releases Documentary with Charlamagne Tha God
CNN commentator Bakari Sellers recently released a new documentary titled While I Breathe, I Hope. The film chronicles his losing bid for Lt. Governor of South Carolina and also shows his response to two pivotal events that occurred in his home state in 2015: the Charleston shooting and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. “One of my good friends, Clementa Pinckney, was killed in a church with eight other parishioners during Bible study by Dylan Roof,” Sellers told Black Enterprise, recalling the murder of the late state senator and pastor in the racially-motivated massacre. Fellow South Carolina native Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, served as an Executive Producer on the film. “I feel like Bakari could be president of the United States of America one day,” Charlamagne said. Sellers says he wants young people to see the film and feel inspired to run for office, themselves. “It’s unfiltered. It catches me at my highs and my lows,” he said. While I Breathe, I Hope made its world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival this month and will be screened at the DOC NYC film festival in New York on November 11th as well as in other film festivals. More here from Black Enterprise.