Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, ORIGIN explores the life and work of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates a global phenomenon of epic proportions. Portrayed by Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Isabel experiences extraordinary love and unfathomable loss as she crosses continents and cultures to craft one of the defining American books of our time. Inspired by the New York Times best-seller “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” ORIGIN explores the mystery of history, the wonders of romance and a fight for the future of us all.
"Few American movies this year reach so high so boldly."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Rich in thought, Origin is a dense, forceful masterwork, and, quite simply, the most radical film of DuVernay’s career."
Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com