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'Strong Island' and Documenting Black Lives in America

"Our country is built on the precariousness of black lives, the disposability of black lives."
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"If there's one thing Yance Ford wants the audience to take away from his deeply personal documentary, Strong Island, it’s that black lives are in danger in America,"

writes Jean Bentley

. His film "tells the story of his unarmed brother's murder 25 years ago, the lack of prosecution of his killer and the destructive effect it had on his family in the years following.

"'I hope that audiences understand that there is a precariousness to black lives in this country that we need to address, that there has always been a precariousness to black lives in this country that we need to address,' he said. 'In fact, our country is built on the precariousness of black lives, the disposability of black lives.'" To read more,

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