We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome (Drø

We Shall Overcome

Running Time: 105 mins

Based on a true story, Niels Arden Oplev’s film is the beautifully crafted and inspirational story of a young boy who, inspired by the famous speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., must find the strength to stand up not only for his rights, but also for the rights of his fellow students.

Thirteen-year-old Frits has fallen out of favor with the headmaster of his provincial school. The year is 1969. The world is changing rapidly and corporal punishment has been banned. The tyrannical headmaster, however, hasn't bothered to notice. Frits spends his summer holidays watching the family's first television and is influenced by the winds of change. King's speeches and dreams of a better life have armored Frits with courage and the desire for a revolution. When the headmaster steps over the line during punishing Frits, the boy must take up battle against the authorities. But the influence of the headmaster is more than anyone had anticipated, and the road to victory is paved with many potholes.

A finely tuned cast balanced with a wonderfully textured script combines for an inspirational journey full of emotional resonance. Much akin to films like Dead Poet’s Society, We Shall Overcome is a voyage worth taking.

Tamee Tanoor

This film has been presented by Jaman