Trailer for HBO’s New MLK Documentary ‘King In The Wilderness’ released

Directed by Peter Kunhardt​, it airs two days before the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

King docThe film chronicles the final chapters of Dr. King’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos. Drawing on conversations with those who knew him well, including many fellow members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King in the Wilderness reveals stirring new perspectives on Dr. King’s character, his radical doctrine of nonviolence and his internal philosophical struggles prior to his assassination in 1968. The documentary also features archival footage of King’s most rousing speeches, behind-the-scenes video of his private moments, intimate archival photographs and phone conversations

Directed by US filmmaker Peter W. Kunhardt, it first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. HBO will premiere King in the Wilderness exclusively starting on April 2nd.

Check out the trailer below:

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