On December 13th, 2014 a multicultural blanket of people united worldwide demanding justice for Eric Garner, a man killed by a Staten Island, police officer. His death succeeded a series of cases involving unarmed black men killed by law enforcement figures. The trend sparked public outcry and frustration. Protesters rapidly amassed supporters who advocated #BlackLivesMatter in hopes of ceasing racial injustices and inequalities displayed by the United States Judicial System on all levels.
P.S. I Can’t Breathe provides a raw, uncensored glimpse into the Millions March NYC immediately AFTER a grand jury deliberated to not indict the officer responsible for Eric Garners death. Tens of thousands of protesters and social justice groups rallied together in NYC to urge lawmakers to take action against police brutality. Real interviews with the protesters capture the depths of hurt and anger in the community, along with their hope for justice and suggestions for solutions to inspire the change many wishes to see. The film goes on to discuss topics regarding police training, race, media’s influence on the perception of black culture, fear towards Black Men and its impact on aggressive policing.
This award-winning documentary encourages the observer to digest information regarding the #BlackLivesMatter hash-tag and understand the different perspective on the topic while taking a more in-depth look into aftermath or PostScript of hope lost and shattered dreams when justice is not equal for everyone.
Subjects: Current Affairs, Legal Studies, Public Policy, Political Science, Social Justice, Ethnicity and Identity, Human Rights, Race and Class Studies, Sociology
Institutional Licensing Options
DVD with PPR: $199
DVD without PPR: $99
DVD with Digital Site License: $249
DVD with Digital Site License + Public Performance Rights: $349
Additional Film Info:
Running Time: 21 mins
Director: Rochelle White
Features: Eric Garner
French, English and Spanish subtitles (DVD format)