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What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)

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A documentary about a young black man who was killed by a police officer after he attacked the officer. This is THE TRUE STORY that the media doesn't want you to know.

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Eli Steele

Writer:

Shelby Steele
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Shelby Steele ... Narrator
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The documentary considers Brown's 2014 police shooting, death, and the aftermath -- and the complex, underlying societal causes that define the film's important first word, what. The film explores America's true original sin: not slavery, but "the use of race as a means to power." Questions asked -- Was it really racism that caused the death of Michael Brown? Has the truth become the lie, and the lie truth? -- and answered come against a backdrop of the "real victimization of black America."

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When truth becomes the lie and when the lie becomes truth.

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
Written by Clarence Cameron White
Performed by Frank Nitty
[Played during riot scene and end credits]
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Revelatory and vital
30 October 2020 | by rooeeSee all my reviews

Amazon's initial suppression of this deep and intelligent documentary speaks to the anxiety that surrounds any discussion of race in the modern age. Shelby Steele - who saw segregation and the civil rights movement with his own eyes - provides a detailed context for the poverty afflicting many African-American communities today. This should not be controversial, but in an era when any deviation from the "systemic racism" assertion is treated with book-burning horror, I guess it counts as brave. Ironically, Steele explains that there is indeed a systemic problem, and one which disproportionately affects black people. It's just not the problem the world thinks it is.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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What Killed Michael Brown? See more »

Filming Locations:

Ferguson, Missouri, USA

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