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Strong Island (2017)

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When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

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Yance Ford
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Yance Ford ... Self
Harvey Walker Harvey Walker ... Self
Kevin Myers Kevin Myers ... Self
Lauren Ford Lauren Ford ... Self
David Breen David Breen ... Self
Ed Boyar Ed Boyar ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Dunmore Ford Barbara Dunmore Ford ... Self
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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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murder | See All (1) »

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Do You Know My Brother?

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10 years in the making with director Yance Ford shooting over 500 hours of footage. See more »

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Yance Ford: How do you measure the distance of reasonable fear?
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Strong Island
by J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E.
Album: Doin' Damage
Released: 1988 Genre: Hip-hop/rap
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Meh

I believe in black lives matter, white privilege, systemic racism, the injustice with which black men are treated...and I still don't like this decent looking, well-intentioned, but overtly manipulative doc.


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15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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