THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP - Community Connections



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, Dec 7, 2017 7:30 PM


Community Connections


Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 pm

Skype Q+A with Director Erik Ljung

$11 Members | $16 Public | Includes Reception

After Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a  quest for answers, justice and reform.

On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer responding to a non-emergency wellness check in a popular downtown park. His death sparked months of unrest and his family into activism. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre’s death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. Offering a painfully realistic glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy, this explosive documentary takes a behind the scenes look at one of America’s most pressing social issues. (USA, 2017, 95 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Erik Ljung)

Sponsored by:

National Endowment for the Arts

and Stu & Ginger Polisner