Friday, October 18, 2013
"No Justice No Peace: California's Battle Against Police Brutality & Racist Violence" video documentary
"'NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE': New documentary on the battle against police brutality. An original film on the fight-back movement in California"
This film is an original documentary by Liberation News about the growth of a new, dynamic people's movement against police brutality.
The film is centered around the organizing efforts of more than 40 families of police brutality victims for a statewide march in Anaheim, Calif., on July 21, 2013--the one-year anniversary of the historic uprising against the Anaheim police after the killing of Manuel Diaz and a subsequent violent attack on neighbors who peacefully objected. It features footage from significant demonstrations leading up to July 21; the organizing efforts of participants; interviews with families, attorneys, activists and leaders in the police brutality movement; and the powerful July 21 action that shut down the Anaheim police station.
This documentary was made by Los Angeles filmmaker Ben Huff. He also a teacher at the California Institute of the Arts. It was co-filmed and produced by ANSWER activist and organizer Krissana Limlamai.
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"No Justice No Peace: California's Battle Against Police Brutality & Racist Violence"
2013-10-19 from "Liberation News" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSHuWFO1-MM]:
This film is an original Liberation News documentary about the struggle against police brutality and racist violence in California. The film is centered around the organizing efforts of more than 30 families of police brutality victims, who came together for a statewide march in Anaheim, CA, on July 21, 2013. This was the one year anniversary of the historic uprising against the Anaheim police after the killing of Manuel Diaz and a subsequent violent attack on neighbors who peacefully objected. It features footage from significant demonstrations leading up to July 21st, the organizing efforts of participants, and interviews with families, activists and leaders in the police brutality movement.
It also chronicles the reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict, which coincidentally was announced just a week prior to the march in Anaheim. Within the protests that followed the announcement, the film takes a look at the racist nature of the justice system and how the murder of Trayvon Martin is inextricably linked to the movement against police brutality.
More than 50 families of innocent people killed by police officers ended up joining the protest on July 21st, along with around 1000 supporters. This network of families, activists and organizations continues to grow as part of a nationwide movement against police brutality and racist violence.
For an in-depth look at the testimonies at the Anaheim Police Department on July 21, 2013 please check out this video (posted below).
"Families Give Powerful Testimony at March & Rally Shutting Down Anaheim Police HQ"
2013-07-26 from "ANSWER coalition" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v358Nj_-Qxw]:
On July 21st, 2013, the ANSWER Coalition along with over 30 families who's loved ones were ruthlessly murdered by police officers across California marched though downtown Anaheim to the police headquarters against police brutality. It coincided with the one year anniversary of Manuel Diaz by Anaheim police, the subsequent police attack on families capture by a cell phone camera, and the days of rebellion against rampant police violence that followed. Every victim represented by these families was unarmed and innocent, yet not a single has had to answer for their crimes. This march and rally was historic and the first time so many families came together for one untied action. The movement continues to build as more and more families have united on a single front to combat the racist, oppressive and unchecked law enforcement system. ANSWER stands with all victims of police brutality and will continue to work with all families and victims in order to bring real change.