The Message is an award-winning documentary short featuring the collective voice of various individuals and groups who have dealt with police violence on a personal level. Some of them are family members of police murder victims, and others are friends, concerned citizens, and organizers. The film is a series of clips recorded in the cities and towns of New York, NY, Long Island, NY, Albuquerque, NM, and Greensboro, NC. They are clips from personal interviews, personal conversations, television, protests, press conferences and fundraisers from 2012-2013.
Running time: 10 min
The focus of The Message is to inform the public about the epidemic of Police Brutality as it exists in racial historical context. From a research in 2012, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that every 28 hours a Black person is killed by law enforcement and the like in this country. Since 1990, the Stolen Lives Project has documented at least 4,000 fatal cases of Police Brutality. Every year in cities across the nation, actions are organized to bring awareness of the Police Brutality epidemic on October 22nd, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.