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Truth Tellers -

TRUTH TELLERS is a film about American courage. For more than 20 years, artist and activist Robert Shetterly has painted a collection of more than 250 portraits entitled "Americans Who Tell the Truth." From contemporary activists for racial justice such as Zyahna Bryant and Rev. Lennox Yearwood to climate activists like Bill McKibben and Kelsey Juliana to great civil rights leaders like John Lewis and Fannie Lou Hamer, Shetterly has captured great Americans and etched their inspiring quotes into the backgrounds of each painting. From the fight to remove symbols of hate to sustainability and climate activism, from whistle-blowing to the rights of Indigenous people, Shetterly uses his art to explore these activists' responses to some of the most pressing issues of our time.

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