Universal Studios, © 2021
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145 min.
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Spaans Ondertiteling: Nederlands en Engels, Frans, Spaans voor slechthorenden

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About Liesl Tommy

Liesl Tommy () is a South African-American director. Primarily known for her stage work, Tommy became the first woman of color to be nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, for directing the Broadway production of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed (2017). She made her feature film directorial debut with the biopic Respect, based on the life of singer Aretha Franklin, starring Jennifer Hudson and released in August 2021.

Early life

Tommy was born in Cape Town, South Africa, during apartheid and experienced racial segregation because she was a non-white citizen. The family lived in the Factreton township. Her father was a high-school teacher and politically active against the apartheid regime. In 1985, when the South African government declared a state of emergency, Tommy's family emigrated to the USA where her father had studied Urban Planning at MIT on a Fulbright scholarship in the 1970s. T…Read more on Wikipedia