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Sunday, January 28, 2018
4:00pm | Doors open, Meet & Greet with HRW’s John Raphling
5:00pm | Film screening, followed by Q&A
7:00pm | Reception with food and drinks
New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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. This documentary takes a behind-the scenes look at one of America’s most pressing human rights struggles, and asks the audience: what would you do if this violence found its way to your doorstep?
All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a 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.
Human Rights Watch
Creative Projects Group
Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Human Rights Watch around the world.
Student tickets – $15 General tickets – $30