This year, Statista reports that more than 500 U.S. residents have been shot and killed by the police during the first half of 2020. Roughly 20% of those shot were Black. As these numbers continue to rise, names like Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade continuing to ring through the streets. Adding on the frightening statistics, names like Ahmaud Arbery continue to resonate, not as victims of police violence, but as victims of vigilante violence against Black people. Not to mention, an unprecedented number of Black Americans face unemployment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge. Still, there is an inspiring sense of resiliency that exists in activism, art, media and much more.
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Systematic racism has plagued our people for decades, battle scars from police brutality our story shows… Fuck their #independenceday @60secondproduction Director Producer Editor Shot by @dommgkxo Director of photography @benjubinkarolin Music by/ Starring @wenzelblk Starring @stayastounded Music production @eddie_brocc BTS video @lalalovelyphotos
Over the holiday weekend, 60 Second Productions continued to move the conversation forward with a short video that tackled the events of the last six weeks. Addressing topics of police violence, racism and much more, the short film speaks to the need for change in today’s society. At times, the video can touch on situations that are all too familiar for many Black Americans today. Still, we move forward.
“Systematic racism has plagued our people for decades, battle scars from police brutality our story shows,” 60 Second Productions writes.
The full video is available above.