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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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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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I wanted this to be The Thin Blue Line
11 February 2018 | by ryanlaurencecoleSee all my reviews

I wanted this to be The Thin Blue Line. It wasn't. That's a pretty high bar for a doc. I was probably being unfair. But I was disappointed. The families rage at the murder of their son/brother came through. But the story of what happened didn't. It just felt like rage. Understandable, but not what I want in a doc.


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