An interesting perspective, of injustice, by
a "police brother", who is in a precarious
The movie had moments of logos ( order, truth ). Respected the message. Than the ending happens. I can only describe the ending as the type were you watch. Than go on to defy all known physics by building a time machine... Just to get back the time you wasted watching this &!$#ing movie.. Accomplishing all of that even though you failed grade 10 math.
It was OK. I did like the varying perspectives on how these incidents affect more than just the victim.
Excellent movie. I wish it had gone a bit deeper into the subject matter, but all in all a really great movie. The acting, scenery, music all done exceptionally well.
I can't begin to truly understand what young people of color are going through in this country, but to have this window into their world is priceless and I hope it only helps the changes come that are needed in our communities and our nation. It was good to see both sides of the line for them, to see how we silence their voices, tie their hands, threaten their livelyhoods and futures. I have to say, I am horrified by the targeting that goes on based on color. If we are going to profile, we should do it by behavior, not race, religion, sex or anything else. As a woman of my generation, I have had my own challenges at home and in the workplace, but to have that and worry about getting stopped at anytime for no reason and no guarantee of a just outcome, that is just unacceptable. I know there are plenty of good law enforcement officers out there, it's too bad a few ruin it for everyone. Let us continue to allow the voices to be heard and to educate everyone for the generations to come.
One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun down a neighborhood street hustler, and Manny films the incident on his phone. Now he's faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice? With a deep sense of humanity and a deft directorial hand, Reinaldo Marcus Green smartly reformulates the traditional construction of "protagonist" to magnify the power of perspective. Green tells the story of how the footage affects the lives of three upstanding men in Bed-Stuy--a young father striving to support his new family, an African American cop dealing with the fallout of his colleague's mistake, and a star high school athlete who becomes politicized by the incident. Each man is very different, but they equally feel the urgency of the question they must all face: should I take moral action or remain safely on the sidelines? Green provokes viewers to ask themselves the same question.
The complicated and often deadly relationship between cops and people of color has been going on for decades. The frustration, fear and injustice people of color feel is very well captured in this movie.
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