Political documentaries, no matter how old or how new, carry a spark within themselves. It is perhaps because they carry the fictionalized history of human evolution. Well, a bit of magic stirred with this grand history human beings take pride in, never goes wrong. And it seems like the streaming giant, Netflix, understands this all too well. In the mid of 2022, it debuted a documented film on Black America’s attorney general, Ben Crump, and it has now become a critical darling.
For those who are not aware, Nadia Hallgren directed the film as she followed attorney Ben Crump, dealing with a plethora of cases throughout his life; including the infamous George Floyd death case. Civil: Ben Crump apparently puts down the rose-tinted glasses and provides a full view of Crump’s life as a family man and an activist cum attorney.
I’m deeply honored and humbled that @Netflix’s “CIVIL” — which follows my life and work in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in 2020 — won the 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. pic.twitter.com/LovkrR2SdB
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) February 25, 2023
After almost 8 months of its release, the film recently bagged the 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. Following this, Crump took to Twitter to express his gratitude to everyone concerned. He further acknowledged that the film is more than just about the past. It is “a powerful reminder that we must continue the fight for justice.” The attorney then thanked the directors and crew members to give his life work a beautiful shape.
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His followers and appreciators also came forward to congratulate him.
Ben Crump gets appreciation from his followers and appreciators
As he tweeted about the great achievement, Crump’s friends and followers came forward to congratulate him. While some said he did a great job, others stated Crump deserves all of it and more. One comment even read: “We continue to celebrate you for being a fighter for justice.”
Congratulations my Brother. We continue to celebrate you for being a fighter for justice.
— Thabiti Boone (@ThabitiBoone) February 26, 2023
Spectacular my friend. And way better than Tiger King. 🙂
— John M. Phillips (@JohnPhillips) February 25, 2023
You deserve it Ben….Keep up the good fight pic.twitter.com/BHIMindlOx
— reds56 (@Reds56Art) February 26, 2023
Some also thanked him for his service
Yes! Thank you sir for your service.
— Therese Bass /Child of the Savior (@jemfurqan03) February 25, 2023
I watched it the moment it came out! Thank you for all that you do. Incredible.
— MlleAbeilles (@MlleAbeilles) February 26, 2023
Congratulations on your NAACP award! Thank you for being for the culture. Not letting us being erased from history.
— ClumbsyKB (@BowmanKortny) February 26, 2023
Another one claimed that the accolade is a worthy honor. Watching the documentary, fans are not only proud but state that his work for justice and family sacrifices were all paying off.
A worthy honor. Watched this documentary are was filled with pride over your efforts and the sacrifices your family are making for you to do the Lord’s work. Thank you and congratulation ❤️👍🏾 https://t.co/HJZuH4JFBv
— slimpickens2916 (@slimpickens2916) February 25, 2023
Some also shared their personal experiences with him, saying that Crump is an incredible human being in general.
This is a man I have looked up to since I was 18 years old. He was the defense lawyer for my best friend who was being molested by the spokesperson for the Florida DCF's while my friend was a juvenile. They sued the state of Florida and won.
He's an incredible human being. https://t.co/dwGPJudSZ8
— Chris Pelnar (@_ChrisPelnar) February 25, 2023
Congratulations were in order for the attorney, as the documentary on his work bagged the award. If you wish to watch the movie, you can always stream it on Netflix.
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What do you feel about Crump’s win? Share your thoughts in the comments.