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The Blood Is At The Doorstep [with two shorts]

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651 Dufferin Street

Toronto, ON M6K 2B2

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The Blood is at the Doorstep

(Eric Ljung, USA, 2017, 97 minutes, International Premiere)

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There seemed to be no logical reason: in 2014, a 31 year-old schizophrenic black man named Dontre Hamilton was shot fourteen times by Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney. Apart from the fact Hamilton was bothering no one and at least initially unarmed – before he grabbed Manney’s nightstick – the shooting took place in the middle of the day in a public park. How could this possibly be explained? On one side, that of the stricken Hamilton family and much of Milwaukee’s black population, the incident was clearly evidence of systemic police racism. On the other, as police began to close ranks around Manney while public outrage rose, it was clearly a mental health issue: Hamilton was killed because he was in a state of dangerous mania. Everyone gets to speak their position in Eric Ljung’s urgently pertinent documentary, but the details finally matter much less than the larger implications. What does it say about race, mental health and societal sanity?

*Playing with Poison Tree Blues (Wade Patterson, USA, 2016, 12 minutes) and Kaleidoscope (Jaene Castrillon, Canada, 2017, 4 minutes)

FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION

Co-presented wtih JAYU Human Rights Film Festival

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