Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)

A feature length documentary about the life and work of civil rights, peace and human rights activist Bayard Rustin.  An ITVS project which was broadcast nationally on the PBS series POV and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2003. Screened at the Kennedy Center, at the United Nations, for members of the U.S. Congress, and as South African Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron’s celebrity choice screening at “Out in Africa 2008.”

Principal Credits:

Co-Producer: Mridu Chandra

Director/Producer: Nancy Kates & Bennett Singer

Executive Producer: Sam Pollard

Cinematographer: Bobby Shepard


The film won more than 25 international awards, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary and eight Best Documentary prizes.

How To See It:

This film is available on DVD and also on Netflix.


Brother Outsider website