Marshawn Lynch: A History, dir. David Shields, USA 2019, 84 min., English
A kaleidoscopic look at newly retired NFL star Marshawn Lynch and his defiant use of silence as a form of protest.
Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid and radical juxtapositions, the film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression. The film documents and celebrates Lynch’s efforts to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist, exploitative society. Albert Camus writes, 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion'. No one is absolutely free, but Marshawn Lynch comes thrillingly close.