And it’s pretty much always been this way.
The recent turmoil over the removal of Confederate statues in the United States invites us to think about the importance of monuments and historical memory worldwide. It also invites us to ask, should statues that represent dark episodes in a country’s history be removed? Or should they be kept as reminders of trauma?
This is, in the words of the film’s narrator Samuel L. Jackson, a documentary about “how far America has not come” in the civil rights movement.