Reel Sisters Film Festival & Lecture Series screens 365 Days of Marching-The Amadou Diallo Story

•September 17, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Reel Sisters in the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series
SEPTEMBER 26-28 Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Screening of:
365 DAYS OF MARCHING: THE AMADOU DIALLO STORY
Length: 95 min Documentary
September 27, 2008 – 3PM
For Ticket Information: Kumble Box Office (718-488-1624)
www.kumbletheater.org . www.reelsisters.org

“365 Days of Marching” – The Amadou Diallo Story, recounts the bitter and yet compelling part of New York City history—documenting the series of marches and protests that was set into motion after the death of Amadou Diallo. It’s a story that’s told through the eyes of the marchers (the protestors) exploring the history of New York City Police Department, police – community relations and how Diallo’s death galvanized a city to fight for justice—not only for Diallo, but for all injustices plaguing New Yorker’s during that time.

WRITTEN, PRODUCED & DIRECTED by Veronica Keitt CO-PRODUCED by Michael Drake, Ozzie Thompson, and Nat Woods, with SPECIAL APPEARANCES by Rev Al Sharpton, Seiko & Kadiatou Diallo— the parents of Amadou Diallo, David N. Dinkins—former NYC Mayor, US Congressmen Charles Rangel, Gov. David Paterson, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Councilman Charles Barron, Percy Sutton—Inner City Broadcast, Norman Siegel—ACLU, family members of victims of police brutality, community activists, and others . . .

For a sneak preview log onto

http://www.365daysofmarchingmovie.com

Remembering AMADOU DIALLO

•February 13, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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Thursday February 7 4:42 PM ET

Nine years to the day after an innocent Bronx immigrant was gunned down in a hail of NYPD gunfire, a new documentary about the tragic 1999 circumstances premieres.

By FilmStew Staff, FilmStew.com

Among those in attendance at last night’s sold out premiere of the two-hour documentary 365 Days of Marching: The Amadou Diallo Story, held at Harlem’s Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture on Malcolm X Blvd., was the slain protagonist’s mother, Kadiatou. Though it can’t have been easy to sit through a dissection of the events of February 4th, 1999 and their tumultuous aftermath, she could at least console herself in the fact that by remembering what happened to her son, perhaps it will help to avoid it happening again.

 

Previously, the plight of the 23-year-old Guinean Diallo, who though unarmed was gunned down by a NYPD quartet of plainclothes officers firing 41 rounds of ammunition, has been referenced in a number of fictional feature films. Movies like Spike Lee‘s 25th Hour, the Colin Farrell thriller Phone Booth and Alfonso Cuaron‘s 2006 futuristic thriller Children of Men. Now comes this second documentary, on the heels of the 2006 offering Death of Two Sons.

Among those participating in 365 Days are some of the people who took part in the weeks of subsequent daily protests, folks like Congressman Charles Rangel and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. Donations are being solicited to help market the film.

“Generally, you will not see Muslims and Jews, Christians and laborers, students and professors all together,” writer-director-producer Veronica Keitt tells New York Public Radio of the demonstrations that took place after Diallo’s death. “It was just a dynamic time. A lot of people said it was a movement.”

In 2004, the parents of Diallo accepted a $3 million settlement from the City of New York. None of the officers involved in the shooting were charged.

365 DAYS OF MARCHING – The AMADOU DIALLO STORY NY PREMIERE Monday February 4, 2008

•December 10, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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AMERICAN SKIN “41 SHOTS” by Bruce Springsteen

•August 11, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Bruce Springsteen stuns audience with  “41 Shots”

 

ANOTHER AMADOU DIALLO?

•April 8, 2007 • 3 Comments

If the 4 cops in the Diallo case  were convicted for 41 SHOTS would there have been 50 SHOTS in the Sean Bell case Today?

INDICTED!!!

•April 8, 2007 • 1 Comment

3 of the Five cops in the Sean Bell killing were indicted by the Queens District Attorney.

THE MARCH CONTINUES!!!

•January 1, 2007 • 6 Comments

 

 DID YOU MARCH FOR DIALLO?  

Are you Marching TODAY for Sean Bell?   Tell us your story.   What do you think about the Diallo tragedy 41 shots and Sean Bell 50 shots? What do you think about Police & Community Relations Is it getting better or worse?

 
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