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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

PG-13
118 min | Documentary, Music

Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.
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Director
Questlove (as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson)
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Jul 2, 2021 (United States)
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8.3 / 10 | 2,236 votes