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Summary Of The Film 'Time: The Kalief Browder Story'

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FINAL 1. The most important thing that black films do is bring attention to us about different issues that are going on in the world. There has been a lot of films that relate to what people go through on the daily. Watching black filmmaking opened my eyes to how important it is to understand the issues that are going on. Black films teach us about public issues that have been going on for centuries. They speak volumes about both traditional moments and its humanity. In TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, it is clear what the documentary is presenting to the world. The film relates to a lot of black films that conveys how people of color are mistreated. Kalief faced time for a crime that he had nothing to do with it because of how he presented himself. 2. Jay-Z’s involvement in TIME: The Kalief Browder Story both as an executive producer and as an interview subject influences the telling of Kalief’s story in a lot of ways. Considering that Jay-Z’s name was advertised in the story it brought more attention for people to tune in. Jay-Z talked about how he observed that things were fluctuating following President Barack Obama’s elimination of solitary confinement for minors. His character represented that someone who is constantly finding ways to improve the world. He is very fervent to…show more content…
The Kalief Browder Story connection between the prison system/police, and slavery show Kalief being looked at as a slave at the Riker’s Island jail. While in prison he was struck constantly, went days without a meal, and treated like he was nothing. All the prison guards acted like they owned him. Whatever they told him to do he had to do it or there would be consequences. The same way the prison guards treated Kalief represents how the police and prison system now treats African American men. African America men never feel safe around them. Police are supposed to protect and make people feel safe around them, but in this case black men live in fear and always have their guard
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