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‘The Best of Enemies’ starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell

Photo by Shirlita Boone

The Best of Enemies is a true story about the unlikely relationship between civil rights activist Ann Atwater, played by Taraji P. Henson, and local Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis, played by Sam Rockwell.

Written and directed by Robin Bissell, the story is set in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971 during a time when the community was in a pitched battle over school desegregation.

Henson and Rockwell really reached deep exploring the relationship between the two characters and what it took for them to overcome each other’s personal ideology.

I truly liked the film and believe its message will resonate with the audience — that change doesn’t happen without understanding and communication. There’s always a common ground that can be met when you’re willing to endure the journey.

I give the film an #iamrollingout A and applaud Bissell for bringing this moment in history to light.