Every Mother's Son: Women Speak Out Against Police Violence – Film & National Speakers Tour Comes to Montclair State University – April 11, 2005 7:00-9:30 p.m. Mallory Hall Room 155.
United by a common tragedy.
In the late 1990's, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing in a hail of 41 bullets sparked intense protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew shot to death outside his Brooklyn home. The award-winning film EVERY MOTHER'S SON profiles three New York mothers who find themselves united to seek justice after their sons are unjustly killed by police. The victims' stories are tragic, and the courage shown by their mothers heroic. As one witness says, 'As long as there's a mother, we'll continue to fight.'
Winner of the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and a Cine Gold Eagle, EVERY MOTHER'S SON sparks passionate debate about civil rights, cultural difference, the criminal justice system, activism and the practice and potential power of documentary filmmaking. An appearance by one of the mothers, Iris Baez, featured in the film, and filmmakers Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson, turns a screening of this powerful documentary into an unforgettable event.
Award-wining filmmakers Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson are dynamic speakers about the issues in their films and about the power and practice of independent media. Their works, which include Out At Work: Lesbians and Gay Men on the Job, Juggling Gender and Making a Killing: Philip Morris, Kraft and Global Tobacco Addiction, have been seen on HBO, PBS and at the Sundance Film Festival.
Free and open to the public.