'Real Life Is More Tragic Than Fiction,' A Filmmaker Documents NYC Protests

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"WE ARE GEORGE FLOYD," by Julian Marshall , is a film that captures New York City's protests in the days after George Floyd was killed by a police officer. It tells the story in two parts. The first half of the film, shot entirely at night, is narrated with excerpts from a CNN interview with Harvard philosophy Professor Cornel West, who describes how, in his words, "We are witnessing America as a failed social experiment." We see fires and shattered windows and protestors under arrest, their hands zip tied together. West continues, "It looks as if the system cannot reform itself." The second half: daylight breaks and now we're on the ground with protestors and they're organized, moving in unison. Killer Mike's speech at the Atlanta Mayor's press...

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'Real Life Is More Tragic Than Fiction,' A Filmmaker Documents NYC Protests

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