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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020)

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Although Clarence Thomas remains a controversial figure, loved by some, reviled by others, few know much more than a few headlines and the recollections of his contentious confirmation battle with Anita Hill. With unprecedented access, the producers interviewed Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia, for over 30 hours of interview time, over many months. Justice Thomas tells his entire life's story, looking directly at the camera, speaking frankly to the audience. After a brief introduction, the documentary proceeds chronologically, combining Justice Thomas' first person account with a rich array of historical archive material, period and original music, personal photos, and evocative recreations. Unscripted and without narration, the documentary takes the viewer through this complex and often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power, jurisprudence, and personal resilience.

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Critic Reviews for Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

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"Created Equal" is structured as a monologue of self-justification, a two-hour infomercial for the decency, the competence, and the conservative role-model aspirationalism of Clarence Thomas.

February 8, 2020 | Full Review…

With its shrewdly chosen archival clips and lack of opposing voices, this lengthy, often tone-deaf section (especially from today's #MeToo vantage point) plays as if Thomas simply wanted his say for a new generation and got it...

February 6, 2020 | Full Review…

One of the most controversial political subjects of his generation is thus afforded an unduly sympathetic portrait - but how else would Pack have been able to get Thomas to sit still long enough for the interview portion of our program?

January 31, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Maybe silence was better.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

About as revelatory as a campaign ad.

January 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It's meant as an opportunity for Thomas to have his full say, without challenge.

January 28, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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