Garrett Bradley: The New York filmmaker at war with injustice
A rare mix of lo-fi visuals and sky-high ideals, Garrett Bradley’s award-winning doc Time is a story of family, hope and love that takes a hammer to America’s prison-industrial complex. It’s a breakthrough that the New Yorker has been building up to, with MoMA art exhibitions and Sundance-acclaimed short films already announcing her as a formidable storyteller who turns her skills to calling out systemic racism and America’s social problems. If audience and critics’ reactions to it are anything to go by, Time will prove to be timeless.
Biggest achievement so far: An Oscar nomination for Time has put her firmly on Hollywood’s radar. Ava DuVernay has been championing her for ages – everyone else is finally catching up.
How she’s changing the world: Through the power of her art and filmmaking, Bradley is challenging a status quo that leaves African Americans incarcerated at more than five times the rate of white Americans. Phil de Semlyen
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