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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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Long....Boring
15 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a documentary this long....And boring...It just drags on and on and on.... Its about a shooting in 1992...but 30 minutes in its still talking about how the family grew up, where they went to school, what they ate for breakfast... It hasn't even gotten to the shooting yet....YES...thats how boring it is...

This may be interesting to the family for their family...but for others? Its quite boring. Would you watch a 2 hour documentary on how my family grew up and how my family member passed? I didn't think so, even if there was controversy.

And another thing, racial tensions have been at some of their highest lately, what is this documentary trying to prove or solve?? We've already seen what happens when the media focuses on white on black, you get things like the Texas police killings while protecting BLM groups. What if the whites starting picking apart all the murders a black person did to their family going back all the way to 1992...Exactly, probably wouldn't help matters...It would probably make matters worse.

So in conclusion, not only is it boring, but its very unnecessary, especially in these times. Don't watch this and go hug a cop instead or volunteer in your community.


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