In light of current events, being able to be open minded and understand the cause, there are many films available to watch and take a different approach towards understanding and extending the feelings to a further level. Within the films, the storylines will give the audience the emotions and perspectives in the currently debated topic; Police Misconduct. The storylines, filled with details relevant to everyday news seen both on press and social media, are great passageways for those looking to feel the view of those directly involved.
Some films are available to watch in different platforms that will suit your needs.
- Blue Lives Matter:
The film, directed by Joseph Henson, gives the story of an African American policeman that after shooting a gang member is falsely convicted of murder. When he sees that everything in his life will be wrongly affected, he takes matters into his own hands. The movie plays an important storyline in which societal problems, currently shining bring today, and the feeling of frustration surround the main topic.
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- Unarmed Man:
Directed by Harold Jackson III, touches on various points that will put the police’s side on the edge. The story, based on a police officer’s journey through a dowspiral set of events. The film touches on today’s relevant hot topics in terms of police brutality, the main issue; shooting and killing an unarmed man at a routine traffic stop. When the story unravels, it offers different perspectives that will change the audience’s views. The journey through the details that are coated in the prejudice, stereotypical, and racial profiling that affects many in today’s society and has led to the marching of thousands across the nation to voice their opinion.
- Do Not Resist
Directed by Craig Atkinson, the documentary shows, with a more supportive view that is complemented by the documentary “Whose Streets,” the captured the moments in which the police is rapidly militarized and the excessive use of power in the Ferguson protests and other parts of the nation. The topics discussed connect in a timely manner to today’s issues; the use of harmful items, the excessive force, and the instigation to violence from those employed to keep safety. With a closer look at the other side of the coin, the behind the scenes feeling will give a different perspective at the mindset that led to more police misconduct.
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- Whose Streets?
The documentary, crafted by Sabaah Folayan, when unarmed teenager Michael Brown is murdered by police, the town of Ferguson, whose tipping point was the treatment towards Michael, who was left on the ground for hours. The documentary is told and lived by those involved in the movement; which also shows the abuse of power and unnecessary gear from Police to Civilians. The film, through the close view to the actions and its stakeholders, can show the precedents to the current events in which a peaceful protest is turned violent due to police incitement.
- The Central Park Five
The film directed by Sarah Burns , David McMahon , and Ken Burns, shows a heavy topic of police dishonesty that reflects the false accusations that are in the justice system. After the failure of police investigation and a weak case, five young african americans were wrongly sentenced for a crime they did not commit. The film shines the light at the systematic racism that is embedded in the trials performed. To offer a better look at the bigger picture of the recent historic movement.
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