Filmmaker Muta’Ali, the director of HBO’s “Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn,” writes about how the killing of the Black teenager by a white mob echoes today.
Muta’Ali is an award-winning film director from Westchester County, NY. His latest feature documentary Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn is airing on HBO. His past documentary films include the award-winning Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, which featured notable guests including Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, and Spike Lee. Muta’Ali is determined that his artistic body of work be wholly focused on what he calls “Love, Art & Activism.”