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Strong Island

Tracing the impacts of the 1992 shooting death of William Ford, Jr., an unarmed African American, and the devastation of the Ford family when his killer goes unpunished.

Portrait of Strong Island
Director
Director:
Yance Ford
Producers:
Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes
Co-Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Production Company
Yanceville Films, LLC
Release Date
September 15, 2017

Strong Island examines the violent death of the filmmaker’s brother 25 years ago, and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free. The film calls us to bear witness to the reality rather than the abstraction of injustice, going beyond interviews into the homes of those left behind, into profound crises of civic faith. Strong Island interrogates murderous fear, racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe’s wake, challenging us to change.

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