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Bo Legs: Marvin Arrington, Sr., An Atlanta Story

Marvin Arrington, Sr. is one of Atlanta's most significant political leaders yet one of its least recognized. Born in Atlanta, then a segregated, provincial town of the Deep South Arrington grew up to help galvanize the city of his birth into the international, cosmopolitan metropolis that it is today. This documentary takes viewers on the journey of one man’s love for a city and his visionary work for its eventual transformation. Battling through the blows of racism and meshing with political opponents over the years Marvin “Bo Legs” Arrington not only found his way but made his mark in civic duty and social justice. By telling his story this film tells the story of Atlanta. The people who worked with Arrington and knew him best helps narrate this seminal figure’s storied impact in public service to a modern Atlanta community. No other person’s biography parallels so harmoniously with the successful growth of the city of Atlanta than Marvin Arrington, Sr.

  • Adelin Gasana
    High on Heels, Cuban America,
  • Adelin Gasana
    High on Heels, Cuban America, Black Church, Inc.
  • Marvin S. Arrington, Jr.
    Big Ain't Bad, We The People: Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama
  • Keshia Lance Bottoms
    Key Cast
  • Kasim Reed
    Key Cast
  • Shirley Franklin
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Young
    Key Cast
  • Governor Roy Barnes
    Key Cast
  • Monica Kaufman Pearson
    Key Cast
  • Congressman Kwanza Hall
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 54 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k - 6k
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Director Biography - Adelin Gasana

Rwandan-American independent documentary filmmaker, Adelin Gasana fell in love with the genre halfway through high school and began producing documentaries since his freshman year in college. For the past decade his professional experience in the TV and film industries afforded him the talent and ability to work in all aspects of production from concept to completion--directing, writing, researching, logging, producing, shooting, editing, and marketing. Most of the documentary film projects he has worked on from concept to completion have focused on current social, political, historical and cultural issues. The film topics range from the Cuban Diaspora of Miami, black megachurches, feminism, Existentialism, high heels, and how history is taught. Gasana has also worked in broadcast news, music videos, reality television, promotional videos, infomercials, concert/performance shows, commercial shoots and professional videography. Avid traveler, fervent reader, sports enthusiast, and news junkie, Gasana currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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