"Operation Cultural Bridge"
U.S.A. / 2006 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 112 minutes
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On June 4, 1968, a dream was born and destroyed. On that fateful day, Senator Robert F. Kennedy won two presidential primaries. His hard-fought triumphs set in motion events that encompassed love, lust, political optimism, racism and the Kennedy-inspired dream of a more just and equitable society. The outcome of his planned victory rally at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, is well known, and the world watched in stunned silence as Kennedy's promising vision of social change was cut short by unspeakable violence in a basement hallway. Emilio Estevez presents politicians, journalists, hotel staff and ordinary hotel guests as they witness this fateful night, all representing segments of a wounded and divided country that was changed forever. Bobby features stunning performances from the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Harry Belafonte and Nick Cannon, among others, and asks if Kennedy's dream of a more equitable and stable world lives on today. It ends with a piece of brilliant oratory from Kennedy, which embodies the spirit of DIFF's cultural bridge.



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