One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park and discussed Trayvon’s death, stop and frisk, and daily life.
In honor of the anniversary of Trayvon’s death, we put together this mini-doc from an informal discussion in Fort Greene Park last summer, a day after Zimmerman was acquitted.
And just last week a friend and I stood witness to a clear case of stop and frisk on my block. It was shameful and left me shaken. Racism is a very real thing and unless we continue to talk about it with passion, nothing will change.
With: Primo, John, Creative Goal, Shanti, Brian, Rodney, Anthony, Lou, Mattar, Paul, Cody, Rico,
Shot on location in Fort Greene Park, July 15th, 2013, on the set of FIVE STAR
Director: Alex Mallis
Editor: Tory Stewart
Cinematography: Adam Uhl
Moderator: Keith Miller
Assoc. producer: Luisa Conlon
Asst. editor: Jeff Sterrenberg
Sound mix: Justin D. Wright
Color: Colin Travers
The crew of the Echoes of Incarceration project
York College CT355 students
Meerkat Media Collective
The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective