A film by Kathleen Foster
PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of black and Latin youth murdered by the police into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. Some of the victims—Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Michael Brown—are now familiar the world over. Others, like Koryn Gaines, Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are remembered mostly by family and friends in their neighborhoods. Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students, to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, PROFILED bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for black and Latin people in this country and gives us a window into one of the burning issues of our time.
“Foster’s superb documentary is part anthropology, part history and completely on message for here and NOW. The film’s topic is extraordinarily relevant as racial profiling has certainly become the center of explosive
controversy in media and society. A must see!"
- Ricky Bernstein, Series Coordinator
Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series on BLACK LIVES MATTER
Thursday, April 26th, 12:45 PM - CCBC Essex - 7201 Rossville Blvd., ADMN 120
The screening of "Profiled" will be followed by a panel discussion about racism, profiling, and police brutality in Baltimore