Netflix ‘Civil: Ben Crump’: 5 things to know about docu film on civil rights lawyer

Netflix ‘Civil: Ben Crump’: 5 things to know about docu film on civil rights lawyer
Benjamin Crump in a still from ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ (Netflix)

Netflix has brought many powerful stories about public figures to the screens that have been loved by viewers in recent times. The streaming giant is all set to surprise its subscribers with the story of a well-renowned Black American lawyer in a documentary film, titled ‘Civil: Ben Crump’. The much-awaited documentary film will release on Juneteenth, which is an important day in Black American history.

If fans have loved watching the powerful stories of singing pop stars Taylor Swift in ‘Miss Americana’, Beyonce in ‘Homecoming’, Kanye West in ‘Jeen-Yuhs’, then surely they are going to love watching this awaited documentary film ‘Civil: Ben Crump’.


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When is ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ releasing and where can you watch it?

The highly awaited documentary film ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ releases globally on Netflix at June 19, 2022, by 3.01 am EST. Before that, it is officially going to have a premiere at the American Black Films Festival on June 15, 2022.

What is ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ all about?

The docu film is going to give an insight into the life of renowned civil rights attorney and lawyer Benjamin Crump who has been relentlessly working each day with Black people. It would also be emphasizing about his impact on American judicial system and civil rights justice. It describes how he has been considered as a maverick of his field where his life’s mission has always been to raise value of black citizens. With Crump as the lawyer working with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and several others, he openly throws a challenge to American judicial system for what they all owe to his clients.

The official synopsis reads, “An intimate vérité look following the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump as he challenges America to come to terms with what it owes his clients—including the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren (Becoming, After Maria, The Show). Produced by Kenya Barris, Roger Ross Williams and Lauren Cioffi”.

Who stars in documentary film ‘Civil: Ben Crump’?

The following starcast has been confirmed for the film.

Benjamin Crump as himself

The prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump has created a permanent fixture for himself as one of the nation’s leading lawyers and advocates specializing in area of social justice. It also earned him the nickname of “Black America’s Attorney General”. His legal expertise and wit has guaranteed that those Black American people who have been neglected in American society are protected by their nation’s contract with its constituency. Benjamin Crump stars as himself in ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ docu film releasing on Netflix.

Benjamin Crump in a still from ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ (Netflix)


The documentary film ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ has been helmed by awards winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren. It has been produced by Kenya Barris, Roger Ross Williams alongside Lauren Cioffi.


No teaser and trailer of documentary film ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ has been released yet. We will update this space as soon as it’s out.

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