The Color of Justice

(La Couleur de la justice)

A staged court convenes in New York to discuss the undue force used by the police when arresting Eric Garner, which led to his death. Is a just verdict possible despite racial controversy?

In 2014 scenes showing the arresting officer holding 44-year-old African-American Eric Garner in a chokehold circled the globe. Garner’s consequent death triggered a wave of outrage, particularly after the policeman in question was found not guilty. Four years later an unofficial, staged, court hearing involving experienced lawyers was held in an honest effort to heal a festering wound through a fair review. Courtroom footage is interspersed with the observations of both prosecutors and defenders, as well as external footage, to reveal the full background. Using the symbolism of a court drama, the film is a layered reflection, exposing not only the tragedy itself but also the social context and the complicated issue of the appropriateness of police force.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Marjolaine Grappe
France
2018 | 70 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: (No Subtitles)

Director

Marjolaine Grappe

Filmography
2018 - The Color of Justice
2018 - All the Dictator's Men
2017 - America's Little Soldiers
2016 - In the Mood for Life
2015 - Guantanamo Limbo

Marjolaine Grappe

Screenings

06. 03. 18:30 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionViktorie Mertová, Dept. of North American Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
Tickets
08. 03. 15:30 Kino 35
DiscussionMarjolaine Grappe, director (via skype)
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