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The Blood Is at the Doorstep

2017 1h 38m Documentary List
100% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 100% Audience Score 50+ Ratings After Dontre Hamilton is shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Ben Sachs Chicago Reader [Director Erik] Ljung explores [Dontre Hamilton's] case history in moving detail. Apr 8, 2020 Full Review Shannon M. Houston Shadow and Act The Hamilton family is proof that, while white supremacy is alive and well in America, there remains "One Love" that cannot be shot, lynched or cut down. Mar 28, 2017 Full Review Sheri Linden Hollywood Reporter Ljung's clear-eyed film finds hope within terrible circumstances, and strength within heartbreak. Mar 15, 2017 Full Review Dominic Griffin Baltimore Sun To those unable to process the exponential proliferation of police shootings ending unarmed black men's live in recent years, each new case begins to blur into one unending nightmare. Rated: 8/10 Jul 16, 2019 Full Review Phil Guie Film-Forward.com A film like The Blood Is at the Doorstep might help change the conversation by humanizing the victims and highlighting how an issue of civil rights for one group has the potential to become an issue of safety for the larger society. Rated: 5/5 Mar 21, 2019 Full Review Andrea Thompson Cultured Vultures Ljung devoted three years to following them [the Hamilton family], and it's always a pleasure to see such passionate, dedicated work pay off. Rated: 10/10 Jan 30, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Heartbreaking but moving documentary on the murder of Dontre Hamilton by a Milwaukee police officer and the Hamilton family fight for justice. The Hamilton family has such incredible strength and poise in the face of horrific circumstances. The film makers always take an extra beat to let the interviewer, and thus the story and then the viewer, really breathe and take a moment to think and reflect. The documentary isn't reactionary or a exploitative, but follows them over the course of three years to get the full story. Get ready because it will move in you. It will move you to take action and to fight to dismantle our hate-based system. Say his name. Dontre Hamilton. Keep it on your lips. Keep pushing for justice. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Presents the truth of what happened to dontre Hamilton in a powerful and meaningful way. Incredibly well told story that needs to be heard so more people can take off the blinders and see the need for change. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Nate, and the entire Hamilton family emerge as tireless heroes in this impeccably produced documentary. It's intimate and nuanced fly-on-the-wall camera work, combined with its quiet and poetic editing, tell a timeless story about standing up to complacent institutions and power brokers in the name of a loved one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great story-telling of a Milwaukee tragedy that will be a must-see at the Beloit International Film Festival in February! It's hard to believe that this is the first feature-length effort by writer/director Erik Ljung! Outstanding work by an exciting young filmmaker!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member As a Milwaukee resident, this documentary made the familiar feel poignant and surreal in the way that a documentary should by amplifying the voices that are silenced and honoring the survivors of atrocities. A powerful work that should be shown round the world. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member An excellent, well done, and thought provoking documentary about police shootings, criminalty, and even the narrative that head officials control. Or try to control. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis After Dontre Hamilton is shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform.
Director
Erik Ljung
Producer
Erik Ljung
Production Co
Baby Plane Productions, September Club
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 28, 2018
Runtime
1h 38m
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