Join us for a special screening of “Blood on the Doorstep,” a powerful documentary taking a behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most pressing human rights struggles.
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On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old unarmed black man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in a popular downtown park. Dontre’s death sparked months of unrest and galvanized his family to activism.
Filmed over three years in the direct aftermath of his death, this intimate verité documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. With Dontre’s mother, Maria, and brother, Nate, as our guides, we look inside a movement born of personal tragedy and injustice. What would you do if this violence found its way to your doorstep?
“Ljung’s clear-eyed film finds hope within terrible circumstances, and hope within heartbreak.” – Hollywood Reporter
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All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for Q & A followed by a cocktail reception with the director and producer of the film and the director of global initiatives at the Human Rights Watch.
General tickets are $30 and student tickets are $15.
Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Human Rights Watch Film Club
Through regularly scheduled screenings and discussions, Human Rights Watch’s Film Club in Los Angeles creates a forum to advance awareness of human rights issues and empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.
For close to 40 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth in order to bring about deep-rooted change. Around the globe we work in tandem with local activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.