Mothers of Black men victimized by police brutality come together and build a network of community-led support spanning Oakland’s Fruitvale to the American South. Long before George Floyd’s murder and BLM protests in 2020, Oscar Grant’s 2009 fateful encounter with law enforcement seeded public awareness of systemic racism. Paying forward lessons learned in memory of her son Oscar Grant, Wanda Johnson holds space for Angela Williams, whose son, Ulysses, survives a police encounter in Alabama. Radical empathy fuels this timely exposé.
Best Black Lens Film – 24th Sidewalk Film Festival