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Strong Island (2017)

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Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, ... See full summary »

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Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe's wake, challenging us to change.

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by J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E.
Album: Doin' Damage
Released: 1988 Genre: Hip-hop/rap
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Slow moving plot, racist tones, don't waste your time.
11 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Pros: Well shot, cool aesthetics.

Cons: Basically everything else.. Very confusing plot, very slow moving and boring. Lots of racist tones.

Wouldn't suggest watching it..

Especially if you're like and have to finish whatever you start even if it's painstakingly slow and fairly annoying..


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