Reviews and Festivals
"Affecting and shocking."
— Elena McGrath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Union College
"By allowing the Black community their voice, Miller forces the audience to listen and learn. One of the most affecting scenes comes when a young girl, Celine Miriam Samuel, articulates her fear that she could 'all of a sudden be shot' by police. The other voices in the film convey to white viewers the need to step back and let the Black community lead. This highly recommended film would be perfect for starting a conversation about structural racism in the viewer's local towns and cities."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Really makes a point without being heavy-handed and off-putting. Very educational, strong, and full of compassion."
— Linda Roan, Founder, eCrossCulture
"Great piece of work"
— Annett James, President, NAACP of Boulder County
"Brilliant, both in substance, research, production values, and style...Compelling...Asks all the right questions, lets the protagonists speak, and leaves the viewer with a lot to think about."
— Mitchell Moss, US State Department (Ret.)
"This accessible, story-based film opens pathways for dialogue, insight, and change."
— Boston International Film Festival
"The 60+ people who attended our screening left with a greater understanding of the scope of white supremacy in our systems and history and with some ideas about how to address them."
— Reverend Jackie Hibbard, Community United Church of Christ
"Cannot express how deeply I was affected by both the documentary and the sentiments expressed by the presenters. The film is expertly done, weaving stories from multiple inhabitants of Boulder throughout its history and presenting a very human side to systemic racism."
— Tienne McKenzie, Paralegal
— Jenefer Donovan, Trustee, Friends School
"Our staff was very moved by the film...At times painful to watch but that makes it even more important. I will continue to recommend this film to everyone I know."
— Suzanne Crawford, CEO, Sister Carmen Community Center
"Showed just how entrenched and contorted police culture is"
— Madeleine Jacobs, M.D.
Boulder International Film Festival, People's Choice Award
Boston International Film Festival, Indie Spec Special Recognition Award
Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary
Hamilton Black Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary
Baltimore International Black Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary
Berlin Indie Film Festival, Best Editing
Toronto International Women Film Festival
Boulder International Film Festival
Film Girl Film Festival
Oxford Film Festival
DocuWest Film Festival
Rhode Island Black Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival
NorthwestFest International Documentary Film Festival
Hamilton Black Film Festival
Richmond International Film Festival
National Black Film Festival
Women of African Descent Film Festival
Charlotte Black Film Festival
Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival
Freedom Festival International
Royal Star Film Festival
Crested Butte Film Festival
Morehouse College Human Rights Festival
Detroit Black Film Festival
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
Baltimore International Black Film Festival
Portland Film Festival
Festival International du Film Panafrican de Cannes
DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival
Denver Film Festival
St Louis International Film Festival
River's Edge International Film Festival
Djarfogo International Film Festival
African Film Festival
Denton Black Film Festival
Seattle Black Film Festival
Rapid Lion, South African International Film Festival
Cine Soul, Sacramento Black Film Festival
Los Angeles Black Film Festival