In 2013 in Sanford, Florida, vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin. As a result, the struggle against police violence flared up under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and turned into one of the biggest grassroots movements in the United States. VPRO Backlight talked to co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the various forms of violence against black citizens, and why resistance is essential.
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2016.
© VPRO Backlight December 2016
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Director: Nirit Peled
Research: Henneke Hagen
Camera : Stef Tijdink
Sound: Bouwe Mulder
Editor: Paul Delput
Archive research: Nina Huisman
Production assistant: Paula Witkamp
Producer: Sharon Yosef
Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn
Thanks to: Marcel Baugh, Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter, jah-vi Cotten-Cohia, Akilah Franklin, Monique Franklin, Hodan Hassan, KT, Faisal Provincial, Yirim Seck, Amanda Arkansassy Harris, Yasmin Hamidi
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English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.