How Does it Feel To Be a Problem?

  • Director

    Thomas Edward Keith

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2021, 1 hour 30 minutes 56 seconds

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Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Date, Time & Location:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Local • 13-02 44th Ave. • LIC, NY 11101


Facing Ourselves: Two films + examining racism = Conversations we MUST have.


The film is an investigation of systemic racism in America at a time when many deny systemic racism exists. The title of the film is based on sociologist W.E.B. DuBois’ famous question that he raised in his seminal book, “The Souls of Black Folk.”

With the help of Danny Glover, Ed Asner, Henry Rollins, scholars, authors, and activists, we tell the story of systemic racism in America, past and present. The film also features music by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, Jackson Browne.


Thomas Edward Keith, Director, Bullied
Thomas Edward Keith, Writer, Bullied
J.W. Wile, yWriter
Danny Glover, Key Cast, “Self”, Lethal Weapon
Edward Asner, Key Cast, “Self”, Elf
Henry Rollins, Key Cast, “Self”, Sons of Anarchy
Hawk Newsome, Key Cast, “Self”, Da 5 Bloods
Thomas Keith, Producer, Bullied

Director Statement

How Does It Feel To Be a Problem was the culmination of 6 years of hard work in collaboration with Dr. JW Wiley. We set out to show how systemic racism had a pervasive presence in the past, but continues to exist and even flourish today. Tapping into some of the top scholars in America and joining with activists and authors, How Does It Feel helps bring the views of W.E.B. DuBois to life with his thoughts resonating as much today as ever. In the words of the immortal John Lewis, “we still have a great deal of work to do.”

Director Biography

Thomas Keith received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. He has since produced five films with his fourth film Bullied enjoying 41 official selections and 12 awards. Bullied is now available on Tubi TV, Docurama for Amazon Prime, YouTube Movies, Roku, and many other digital networks. Keith has also published two book with Routledge Press on issues of gender and masculinity.