Bakari Sellers, a US attorney, made history as the first young African-American official to serve on the South Carolina House of Representatives back in 2006. Sources close to Sellers say that there’s a new documentary that narrates how Sellers’ campaigned and won the seat. The film aims at revisiting Seller’s gubernatorial campaign that took place four years ago.
Who’s Bakari Sellers?
Sellers made a triumphant debut in the American political scene after he got elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Eight years after his appointment, he left the seat and decided to vie for the governor seat in the state. Though he didn’t win the gubernatorial position, he inspired many people to follow their dreams.
The “While I Breathe, I Hope” Documentary
“While I Breathe, I Hope” is a thrilling film that closely examines the difficulties that black Democrats from the South face while campaigning for an elective position. Charlamagne Tha God, a renowned radio presenter, and TV personality, is the executive producer of the documentary. He hosts The Breakfast Club (a nationally-acclaimed radio show) with Angela Yee and DJ Envy and also stars in Girl Code, Guy Court, and Guy Code.
The film explores Bakari Sellers’ efforts to become a Democratic Party candidate elected to serve in the South Carolina state office. “While I Breathe, I Hope” premiered in October 2018 at the annual New Orleans Film Festival. Since the 1870s, there’s no African-American that ever served in the South Carolina state office.
According to Charlamagne Tha God, “While I Breathe, I Hope” explores Sellers’ campaign struggles. The film also highlights Sellers’ decision to advocate for the removal of the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina’s capitol building. The attorney got 41.13 percent of the votes in favor of his advocacy. Read This Article for related information.
Charlamagne Tha God’s Thoughts on the Documentary
Charlamagne Tha God said that he’s joyful to be part of the film and he looked forward to supporting Bakari Sellers share his political journey. Charlamagne believes that Sellers’ story is significant to the current political climate. He also thinks that Sellers is among the most prolific voices in the present and future generation of leaders.