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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Yance Ford ... Himself
Harvey Walker Harvey Walker ... Himself
Kevin Myers Kevin Myers ... Himself
Lauren Ford Lauren Ford ... Herself
David Breen David Breen ... Himself
Ed Boyar Ed Boyar ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Dunmore Ford Barbara Dunmore Ford ... Herself
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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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Do You Know My Brother?

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Country:

USA | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strong Island - A Morte do Meu Irmão See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Director Yance Ford became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Academy Award. See more »

Quotes

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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Murder (was the case)
28 March 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Racism is still big and not just in America. But with all the movements going on, there is a certain spotlight on it. Not to mention the current POTUS, who whatever you think of him, has divided and is dividing people as we speak (or rather as I write). But this isn't about Republicans or Democrats, it's about a tragic family story.

It may not strike a chord with everyone, but watching some of the interviews you don't have to feel bad if you choke at some of the descriptions and happenings. It's quite human and it's also human that certain things are subjective. When it comes to what someone else feels about a certain situation, there might be two different views on things. While someone jokingly playing with a knife may seem silly and innocent to some, some others may feel threatened and disrespected. So this is not an exact example from the movie, but you will know what I'm talking about if you watch the documentary ...


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