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      Strong Island

      2017, Documentary, 1h 47m

      47 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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      Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America. Read critic reviews

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      When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

      • Genre: Documentary

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Yance Ford

      • Producer: Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes, Esther Robinson

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      • Distributor: Netflix

      • Production Co: Louverture Films, Final Cut for Real

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      • Mar 15, 2018

        By structuring this film as an intimate exploration of the pain and personal suffering that a family was forced to go through following a horrific tragedy, Ford creates a poignant and heartbreaking documentary that exposes the injustices of a racist society and justice system.

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