Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Nick Offerman
About the Film
ORIGIN tells the story of American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she sets out, in the grips of personal tragedy, to research and write her critically acclaimed nonfiction book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
Written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th), the film stars Aujanue Ellis-Taylor as Wilkerson, as well as Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, and Nick Offerman in supporting roles. Origin is not only a deep dive into the life of an exceptional journalist, it also examines the nature and deep roots of racism in America.