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

Netflix has brought to the screens many powerful stories about public figures that have been loved by viewers in recent times. The streaming giant is ready to surprise its subscribers with the story of a renowned African-American lawyer in a documentary titled ‘Civil: Ben Crump’. The long-awaited documentary will premiere on June 16, which is an important day in African-American history.

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

The highly anticipated documentary ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ premieres worldwide on Netflix on June 19, 2022 at 3:01am EST. Before that, it will officially premiere at the American Black Films Festival on June 15, 2022.

What is ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ about?

The documentary film will give insight into the life of renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has worked tirelessly every day with Black people. He would also be emphasizing his impact on the American judicial system and civil rights justice. He describes how he has been considered a maverick in his field, where his life mission has always been to increase the value of black citizens. With Crump as the attorney working with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and several others, he launches an open challenge to the American judicial system for what they all owe their clients.

The official synopsis reads: “An intimate look at verité following the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump as he challenges America to accept what it owes its 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 the documentary ‘Civil: Ben Crump’?

The following star cast has been confirmed for the film.

Benjamin Crump as himself

Prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump has established a permanent fixture for himself as one of the nation’s leading attorneys and advocates specializing in the area of ​​social justice. He also earned him the nickname “Attorney General of Black America.” His legal expertise and ingenuity have ensured that those black Americans who have been neglected in American society are protected by their nation’s contract with their electorate. Benjamin Crump plays himself in the documentary film ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ which premieres on Netflix.

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


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


No teaser or trailer for the documentary ‘Civil: Ben Crump’ has been released yet. We will update this space as soon as it is available.

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