Strong Island

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Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30 | No admittance after 7:30

Yance Ford / 2017 / 107 min

“There’s something different about Strong Island, however, a film characterized by raw emotion and calm anger, which must surely be considered one of the finest documentaries of 2017...” - The Guardian

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy – from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice.

Post-Screening Q&A

Yance Ford (Director, Producer) is a Sundance Institute Fellow, a Creative Capital Grantee and featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. A graduate of Hamilton College and the Production Workshop at Third World Newsreel, he is a former series producer of the PBS anthology series POV. Ford’s Netflix Original documentary Strong Island was supported by JustFilms | Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and has played over 15 film festivals worldwide. The Root 100 recently named Ford among the most influential African Americans of 2017. In December the International Documentary Association will present him with their Emerging Filmmaker Award.

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