Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s feature documentary Summer of Soul or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) has been awarded the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
In his directorial debut, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) explores the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture and promoted black pride and unity.
“It has always been a dream of mine to direct films and telling this story has truly been an amazing experience. I am overwhelmed and honored by the reception the film is receiving and want to give special thanks to Sundance, and my production partners: Radical Media, Vulcan Productions, Concordia, Play/Action Pictures and LarryBilly Productions.”