Film: Terence Nance Takes On Police Brutality In in Short film ‘Blackout’

by Raheem Karim

Use of excessive force against African Americans by police officers have dominated the headlines for over year. The highly publicized protest against this act of violence inspired filmmaker Terence Nance takes on police brutality in the short film ‘Blackout: John Burris Speaks presented by i-D’. Nance blends photography with dance and commentary from civil rights attorney John Burris in order to interpret the movement. The film arrives as demonstrations across the nation are buoyed by the familiar chants of “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” and “I Can’t Breathe”. Check the footage below to watch Blackout: John Burris Speaks.

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