The title of the mini is A Conversation with My Black Son.
The directors are Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster.
A Conversation with My Black Son is a series of documentaries that depict the plight of African American boys and men against police brutality. According to the mini, this is a form of racism and a show of white supremacy. Several individuals who had a conversation with their fathers and had harsh encounters with the police narrate the documentary. These people recount the horrors of being racially abused because of a reason they have no control over, the color of their skin. The problem is so rampant and unavoidable that black men have to warn their sons of the impending, unavoidable danger. They narrators tell of minimal to no repercussions imposed on the police for the use of excessive force once they pull over an African American for no offense committed. One narrator advices on what to do if found in such a scenario. She suggests that the victim should cooperate with the police, avoid arguments, and show them his hands.
This mini is extremely crucial to the current status quo: black Americans continue to experience severe mistreatment at the hands of the authority even after several measures have been put in place to avert this. The efforts of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and other prominent black revolutionists seems to be going down the drain as black men are forced to endure harsh prejudice from the police. This mini is very conspicuous because it shows a wrong that happens in broad daylight, propagated by the very men supposed to be the custodians of protection.
The first audience of the mini is the public. Many people remain in the dark concerning these cases of racism, and the mini seeks to raise public awareness. Other audiences of the mini are the police propagating this wrong, the authorities in charge of the police and lastly black American boys and men.
Times, T. N. (n.d.). A Conversation With My Black Son. Retrieved September 25, 2017, from https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003575589/a-conversation-with-my-black-son.html