23
Aug
2017

Netflix’s “Strong Island” Documents A Heartbreaking 1992 Homicide [TRAILER]

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Netflix's "Strong Island" Documents A Heartbreaking 1992 Homicide [TRAILER]

“Strong Island” Documents A Heartbreaking 1992 Homicide [TRAILER]

Filmmaker Yance Ford takes an emotional and unflinching look at his family’s devastation and lingering pain after the murder of their son and brother, William Ford. William was a black 24-year-old teacher, who was allegedly gunned down by a white 19-year-old who was never brought to trial. The film is narrated by Ford, who produced along with Joslyn Barnes and co-producer Signe Byrge Sørensen. Actor Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Tony Tabatznik, Michel Merkt and Laura Poitras executive produced.

Ford spent 10 years working on the documentary, even hiring private investigators to assist him in tracking down the detectives who handled his brother’s homicide as well as the prosecutor who unsuccessfully presented the case to an all-white grand jury for indictment.

Strong Island will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 15. See the trailer below.

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