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It took three attempts and over the weekend, I finally braced and willed myself through a mandatory viewing of the painful drama mini-series, When They See Us. My sentiments echo actor, Levar Burton, who earned an Emmy nomination for his performance of Kunta Kinte when he proclaimed, “I had to keep breathing,” he wrote. “Episode #1 nearly broke my heart, however I’ll keep watching. This is essential viewing for EVERY American! As essential to your understanding of America as was, ROOTS! Brava, @ava.”
When They See Us, a saga of stolen youth, which morphed into stolen adult lives, racial discrimination and profiling at it’s highest degree, police brutality and corruption is an epic journey through our dark reality. Shame, anger and pain are the emotions I felt as Ava DuVernay brilliantly portrayed the stories of these EXONERATED FIVE. These young men, really babies in my vision, from the ages of 14-16 were accused and convicted of the brutal Central Park rape and beating of a 28-year-old white woman named Trisha Meili. The victim was left near death, however lack of DNA and police obstruction of justice should have proven their innocence.
Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Kharey Wise.
Not only do I SEE YOU, I weep for you and us all.
Ava DuVernay- bravo and keep shedding light on the darkness. Tune in to Netflix – When They See Us… you will see through your tears.
The Menopausebarbees with Ava DuVernay
Ava Marie DuVernay is an American filmmaker and film distributor. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. For her work on Selma, DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.