Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

bridging-the-divide-400Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race tells the little known story of Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor elected in a major American city with an overwhelmingly white majority. His extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los Angeles, transformed the national dialogue on race, and encouraged elections of minority candidates nationwide, including our nation’s first black president. The film brings into sharp focus issues of police brutality in minority communities and the challenges of police reform. BRIDGING THE DIVIDE is the story of the pressures which face our cities, the paradox of race, and the complexities of coalitions in a changing America.

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race is the first documentary ever produced on the life and legacy of this extraordinary man.