2017 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Yance Ford (11/16 only); Producers Joslyn Barnes, executive prodcuer Laurs Poitras (11/12 only)

Twenty-five years ago, William Ford, an unarmed young black man, was killed after an argument with a white mechanic escalated. William was painted as the aggressor while his killer was set free, unpunished. Director Yance Ford’s carefully composed and starkly personal film simmers with a quiet anger as it dissects the long-lasting impact of his brother’s murder on their hitherto sheltered middle-class black family. Winner of a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival, Strong Island is a searing indictment of the persistence of racial biases in American society and in the US criminal justice system. Courtesy of Netflix.



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Director: Yance Ford
Producer: Joslyn Barnes, Yance Ford
Cinematographer: Alan Jacobsen
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen
Music: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Craig Sutherland
Running Time: 107
Language: English
Country: USA, Denmark
Year: 2017