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King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones

Harriet Marin Jones
Harriet Marin Jones (Abelart Productions) , Debbie Allen (Redbird Productions), Patricia Boutinard Rouelle (Nilaya Productions)

France / USA | 90 minutes | in English | to be completed late 2020/early 2021

A filmmaker searches for the truth about her grandfather Edward Jones, a legendary African American who rose to the heights of financial and political prominence in Depression-era Chicago.

In shaping the destiny of a city, Ed Jones could not deny his race, his community. In conflict with both the mob and the Feds, he was forced into a life on the run.

Exploring the rise and fall of the most famous ‘Policy King’ of all times, Harriet uncovers an unparalleled story, providing indispensable insight into America’s ceaseless, divisive relations with race and community.


To know who we are, we need to know where we come from.
- Quincy Jones, whose father worked for Edward Perry Jones

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