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Fresh Air Weekend: Gina Prince-Bythewood; How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood says <em>The Old Guard</em> shows "the opposite side of what we all envision immortality to be."
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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood says The Old Guard shows "the opposite side of what we all envision immortality to be."

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

'Everybody Deserves To Be Seen As A Hero,' Says 'Old Guard' Director: "Female characters are not [usually] the center of the story," filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood says. Her new movie follows a diverse group of world-weary warriors who've been alive for centuries.

'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well: A new documentary follows 2018's Texas Boys State, a week-long summer experiment in which teens form their own representative democracy. The mock election highlights flaws of the real-life system.

Black Power Scholar Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights but Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and the Shield, says the truth is more nuanced.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

'Everybody Deserves To Be Seen As A Hero,' Says 'Old Guard' Director

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'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well

Black Power Scholar Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other

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