An African's death in America and an American's death in Africa highlight disparities in the way that human life is valued.

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Abdoul Salaam Diallo ...
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Abdourahamane Diallo ...
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Aissatou Diallo ...
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Alpha Oumar Diallo ...
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Idrissa Sampiring Diallo ...
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Kadiatou Diallo ...
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Laura Diallo ...
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Mamadou Korka Diallo ...
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Mamadou Saliou Diallo ...
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Modi Oury Diallo ...
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Nene Mariama Diallo ...
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Saikou Diallo ...
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On Feb. 4, 1999, four New York City Police officers killed Amadou Diallo on his own doorstep in a hail of 41 bullets. Jesse Thyne, an American Peace Corps volunteer who lived and worked with Amadou's family in his home village in Africa, died there less than a year after Amadou's shooting. "Death of Two Sons" examines the political, personal, and spiritual implications of these two deaths. "Death of Two Sons" tells the story of Amadou Diallo, the West African immigrant shot 41 times by four New York City police officers in 1999, and Jesse Thyne, an American Peace Corps Volunteer who was living and working with Amadou's family in his home village in Guinea. Jesse himself was killed in Guinea less than a year after the Diallo shooting. This film explores the political, personal, and spiritual implications of their deaths. Written by Anonymous

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The Amadou Diallo and Jesse Thyne Story

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