SOUTHERN RITES follows photographer Gillian Laub as she returns to the community in Georgia where she documented segregated proms that garnered national attention when her photographs were published in 2009. The proms are now integrated; but in the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a young black man and in the midst of a heated local election, the community still grapples with issues of race that extend well beyond the senior prom. Directed by Laub and executive produced by acclaimed musician John Legend, the timely documentary debuts MONDAY, MAY 18 at 9 PM, exclusively on HBO.
John Legend speaks on racism and his upcoming HBO documentary “Southern Rites.” Watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Southern Rites premieres Monday, May 18 at 9pm, only on HBO.