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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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Do You Know My Brother?

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Yance Ford made this film because he was dissatisfied with the way the authorities handled the murder of his older brother William in 1992. His sibling was shot and killed in an altercation with a white mechanic when he was just 24. His killer was never charged. 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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Corruption on Long Island
26 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Moving and incredibly honest portrayal of The Ford family's tragedies resulting from racial segregation. Some questions left unanswered: Who was Lesline and did the family get the car back.

Any mother raising sons prays to get through that difficult period from 14 or 15 to full maturity. This exemplar American family almost made it.

But local corruption put a monster in its path: the corrupt Datre family, and the cops they owned. How could a grand jury not return a true bill for mot murder but manslaughter if the fix was not in or the jury was not dominated by racists?

Why should one stupid outburst of anger negate justice for a young man who risked his life to apprehend a mugger? Was this testimony included about William's last day?

Very thought provoking.


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