Every Mother's Son
Policing and Race in America

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Jay

Highly relevant film for what is happening in American society today. I've used it in my "21st Century Documentaries" course for several semesters and it always gets a strong response from the students.

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newday

With the growing awareness of the killings of Black and Latino people by law enforcement, our 15-year-old documentary continues to have great resilience throughout the US. For the past three years we have been invited to present this film at colleges, community and religious centers, and ...Read more

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