This study guide will help you analyze the music video “This is America” by Childish Gambino. You can also find a summary of the video, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the film
Title: “This is America” (2018)
Artist: Childish Gambino
Genre: Music video
Donald Glover (b. 1983), also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an African American actor, rapper, and writer. He is best known for his role in the sitcom Community and for the series Atlanta, which he created, starred in, and directed. His 2018 song “This is America” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts and won four Grammy Awards, including one for Best Music Video.
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