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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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations.
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Harvey Walker ...
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Kevin Myers ...
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Lauren Ford ...
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David Breen ...
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Ed Boyar ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Dunmore Ford ...
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Directed by

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Yance Ford

Produced by

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Judy Aley ... archival producer (as Judith Aley)
Joslyn Barnes ... producer (produced by)
Yance Ford ... producer (produced by)
Danny Glover ... executive producer
Alan Jacobsen ... associate producer
Simon Kilmurry ... executive producer: POV
Cynthia Lopez ... co-executive producer: POV
Liz F. Mason ... post executive
Michel Merkt ... executive producer
Justine Nagan ... executive producer: POV
Lisa Nishimura ... executive producer
Laura Poitras ... executive producer
Susan Rockefeller ... executive producer
Jason Spingarn-Koff ... executive producer
Signe Byrge Sørensen ... co-producer
Tony Tabatznik ... executive producer

Music by

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Hildur Guðnadóttir
Craig Sutherland

Cinematography by

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Alan Jacobsen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Janus Billeskov Jansen ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Jake Caffera ... film scanning / grading
Eric Horwitz ... digital intermediate engineer
Shannon Kennedy ... editor
Stacey Lee ... data manager: Technicolor Postworks New York
Chris Lundy ... digital intermediate engineer
Randy Main ... digital intermediate engineer
Andrew McKay ... digital intermediate producer
Carlos Monfort ... technical operations manager
Tiffany Peckosh ... assistant editor (as Tiffany M. P. Soffrin)
Sean Perry ... visual effects artist
Anthony Raffaele ... digital intermediate colorist
Chad Rupnarine ... data manager: Technicolor Postworks New York
Sean R. Smith ... on-line editor
Corey Stewart ... chief engineer: Technicolor Postworks New York
Waltteri Vanhanen ... assistant editor
Anita H.M. Yu ... assistant editor (as Anita Hei-man Yu)
Sergey Zontak ... data manager: Technicolor Postworks New York

Production Management

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Su Kim ... post-production supervisor
Maria Kristensen ... post-production manager: Denmark

Sound Department

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Daniel Brooks ... sound mixer (location segments)
Abe Dolinger ... sound mixer
John Osborne ... sound recordist
J.T. Takagi ... sound recordist
Daniel Timmons ... dialogue editor / music editor / sound editor
Tony Volante ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by

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Harold Moss ... graphics / titles

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adam Benn ... assistant camera
Ed David ... additional photography
Mary Anne Janke ... assistant camera

Music Department

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Patty Macmillan ... Composer Agent
Nancie Stern ... music supervisor: Music Resources

Other crew

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Iddo Arad ... legal counsel: Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz
Korthe Barfod ... accountant: Final Cut for Real
Sonya Childress ... impact advisor: Firelight Media
Sarah Dhanens ... production associate (as Sarah D'hanens)
Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda ... production intern
Jeremiah Hawkins ... account executive: Technicolor Postworks New York
Sarisa Middleton ... accountant: Louverture Films
Ahmad Muhammad ... production assistant
Karen Shatzkin ... legal services / production counsel: Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C.
Emma Agergaard Svendsen ... production intern
Lavell Wells ... production assistant
Piotr Winiewicz ... production intern
Pandora Zolotor ... production accountant

Thanks

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Joe Bini ... special thanks
Andrew Catauro ... thank you
Marshall Curry ... thanks
Abigail Disney ... special thanks
Katie Doering ... thanks
Sandi Simcha Dubowski ... thank you
Jodie Evans ... thank you
Beadie Finzi ... thank you
Leah Giblin ... thank you
Monica Hellstrøm ... thank you
Jakob Kirstein Høgel ... thank you
Tabitha Jackson ... special thanks
Kirsten Johnson ... special thanks
Alex Kelly ... thank you
Lisa Kleiner-Chanoff ... special thanks
Tia Lessin ... thank you
Amanda Lichtenberg ... special thanks
Rebecca Lichtenfeld ... special thanks
Cara Mertes ... special thanks
Robb Moss ... special thanks
Anita Nayar ... special thanks
Samuel D. Pollard ... special thanks
RaMell Ross ... thank you
Bernardo Ruiz ... thanks
Roy Singham ... thank you
Alex Webb ... special thanks
Serena Williams ... thank you
Venus Williams ... thank you
Anne Østerud ... thank you

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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.

Taglines Do You Know My Brother? See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Strong Island - A Morte do Meu Irmão (Portugal)
  • Стронг-Айленд (Russia)
Runtime
  • 107 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in 90th Academy Awards - Nominations (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Strong Island See more »
Quotes Yance Ford: How do you measure the distance of reasonable fear?
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