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In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray's death, while the city waited to hear the fate of the six police officers involved in the incident, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community -- and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation. Directed by Sonja Sohn (one of the stars of the HBO series The Wire), Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels, and explores how to make change when change is hard. The strife that grips Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray exposes longstanding fault lines in a distraught and damaged community. Baltimore Rising chronicles the determined efforts of people on all sides who fight for justice and work to make their city better, sometimes coming ...
If you hate anything associated with "Black Lives Matter" or "Liberal," don't bother
This documentary is based on the events that happened in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray.
Please skip this movie if you are someone who just wants to give it a bad rating without watching it or use it to inflame biases further. I liked it because it provided insight on what factored in to the responses of many residents after the death of Freddie Gray.
It's easy for people to overlook the catalyst that Freddie Gray's death was to recipe for disaster that had been mixing for some time. This documentary isn't a "woah is me" tale; it also doesn't try to "explain away" anything bad by some protestors. It does, however, provide some valuable insight to the mindset of those who observed, participated in, or were motivated to activism by Baltimore. The uprising in Baltimore was something that America had been on the precipice of for a while. Even if you watch this documentary with preconceived notions about minority "rioting", Freddie Gray's death or why the youth of Baltimore eventually responded the way that they did, consider keeping an open mind.
There's nothing wrong with seeing things from a different point of view or gaining a more well rounded understanding of an incident. I think this documentary helps with that.
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