TRAFFIC STOP

TRAFFIC STOP

30 min

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2017 SHORT DOCUMENTARY WINNER

Traffic Stop tells the story of Breaion King, a 26 year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas who is stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalates into a dramatic arrest.   Caught on police dashcams, Breaion is pulled from her car by the arresting officer, repeatedly thrown to the ground, and handcuffed. En route to jail in a squad car, Breaion engages in a revealing conversation with her escorting officer about race and law enforcement in America.  The dashcam footage is juxtaposed with scenes from Breaion’s everyday life, offering a fuller portrait of the woman behind this unsettling police encounter.

The 11/16 screening of Traffic Stop is part of the Shorts: Surviving the System program. Traffic Stop also screens as a standalone presentation on 11/14.

Director: Kate Davis
Producer: David Heilbroner
Cinematographer: Tom Bergmann
Editor: Kate Davis
Music: Joel Harrison
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017

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