Check It Out: Stranger Fruit

June 4, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper |


From a reader:

The film Stranger Fruit is a documentary written and directed by Jason Pollock. The documentary follows the shooting death of 18-year-old Black high school student Michael Brown by pig Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. The film puts the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office under a microscope and also interviews Michael Brown’s family members.

The documentary shows the upsurge of outrage that swept across the country and the world: the heartbreaking grief and loss the Brown family suffered, like many Black and Brown people whose children or other family members have been murdered by police while the cops walk free.

The film was recently shown at Trinity United Church of Christ, in Southside Chicago. A panel discussion followed, including Mike Browns’ father, other families who had lost loved ones to police murder, and young people who spoke about living under the occupying army of police in their community, murders by police, and the fear they face every day of their lives.

Stranger Fruit tears the cover off the lies and distortions pumped out by the murdering pig Darren Wilson, the chief of police, the mayor of Ferguson, and by city, state, and federal government officials.

The film focuses on the forensic evidence that showed clearly that Darren Wilson not only shot Mike Brown six times, but how he came up to his body and shot him two more times in his head, killing him. This was a straight-up assassination. There is more forensic evidence that was recently introduced that shows the complete distortion of the actual facts, the lies about Mike Brown’s character, the cover-up and the blue wall of silence that went up the minute the police murdered Mike Brown.

In the aftermath of the killing, the system convened a grand jury that was all along about COVERING UP what happened. There was MORE than enough evidence on Day One to indict Darren Wilson immediately. The Brown family is fighting to reopen the case, given this new evidence that was NOT presented to the grand jury.

This is a film filled with heart, anguish and determination to get to the truth and should not be missed. It is now playing on Amazon Prime and will be on Starz premium channel.


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