The movie


The unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Length: 141 min
Country: Verenigde Staten
Language spoken: Engels
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Niecy Nash, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood, Finn Wittrock
Director: Ava DuVernay
Release date: 2023


Written and directed by DuVernay, “Origin” is an adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s bestselling book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” It chronicles the author’s quest to unravel humanity’s divisions as she writes her acclaimed nonfiction work. Guided by a stellar performance from Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard”), the film artfully balances probing inquiries into prejudice with a deeply human examination of love and grief as Wilkerson deals with her own loss.