MLK/FBI Movie Debuts January 15

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Opening in Select Theaters, Digital & Cable VOD January 15

Based on newly discovered and declassified files, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government’s history of targeting Black activists.

Directed by Emmy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI recounts a tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

MLK/FBI is an essential expose of the surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (labeled by the FBI as the “most dangerous” Black person in America), undertaken by J. Edgar Hoover and the U.S. government.


Sam Pollard is an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director and producer.

Sam Pollard’s films for HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel include the documentaries:

Four Little Girls
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
Slavery by Another Name
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I Gotta Be Me
ACORN and the Firestorm
Why We Hate
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children.
Pollard also directed two episodes of the groundbreaking series Eyes on the Prize II