We are excited to offer special screenings of ‘The Blood is at the Doorstep’ as follows:
Wednesday, May 23rd, 6pm @ Advocates, 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham (Co-sponsored with Advocates and the Advocates Diversity Council)
Thursday, May 24th, 6:30pm @ American International College’s Griswold Theater, 1000 State Street, Springfield (Co-sponsored with Arise for Social Justice, Chess Social Club, No One Leaves, Racial Justice Rising, Neighbor to Neighbor, Showing Up for Racial Justice – Western Mass Chapter, Jobs with Justice, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Out Now, Real Cost of Prisons, and Black Lives Matter 413)
Both screenings are free and open to the public!
On April 30, 2014, in the broad daylight of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an officer responding to a complaint from a Starbucks employee approached Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man with a psychiatric diagnosis who was resting in a nearby park. Minutes later, the officer shot Dontre 14 times.
Filmed over the course of three years, ‘The Blood Is at the Doorstep’ follows Dontre’s family and surrounding community through their struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system full of bias, abuses of power, racism, and psychiatric oppression.
We will be joined by Dontre’s mother (Maria Hamilton)
and brothers (Dameion and Nate) for both screenings.
View a trailer below: