“D.O.C. (DOCUMENTARY OVERALL CONCLUSION) REPORT”

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TITLE:

STRONG ISLAND         (NETFLIX)

PRODUCERS/DIRECTORS:

YANCE FORD, JOSLYN BARNES, ESTHER B. ROBINSON

DATE:

JANUARY 23, 2017

PRODUCTION COMPANY:

YANCEVILLE FILMS, L’OUVERTURE FILMS

 

QUESTIONS:

  1. WHO ARE THE MAIN SUBJECT OR TOPICS?

YANCE FORD, BARBARA FORD, WILLIAM FORD JR., KEVIN MEYERS AND LAUREN FORD. YANCE FORD IS THE SISTER OF WILLIAM FORD JR., WHOSE MURDER WAS DECLARED A JUSTIFIED DEFENSE.

  1. WHAT ARE THREE ISSUES THAT WERE PRESENTED IN THE DOCUMENTARY?

THE VICTIM WILLIAM FORD JR. WAS MURDERED AND IT WAS RULED A JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE. THE POSSIBILITY OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION BEING PRESENT DURING THE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION. THE VICTIM WAS BEING INVESTIGATED, INSTEAD OF THE INVESTIGATION FOCUSING ON THE KILLER.

  1. HOW DID THE DOCUMENTARY MAKE YOU FEEL?

THE DOCUMENTARY CREATED FEELINGS OF SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM FORD JR. IN ADDITION, THE FEELINGS THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE PIECES TO THIS CASE AND THAT IT WASN’T A JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE. I ALSO FEEL AS IF THE PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS WILLIAM HAD WITH HIS KILLER, PLAYED THE CORE BASIS FOR THE CRIME.

  1. WHAT ARE THREE PIECES OF INFORMATION THAT YOU LEARNED FROM THE DOCUMENTARY?

THE DIRECTOR IS THE VICTIM’S SISTER AND SHE NEEDED TO CLEAR HER CHEST OF GUILT SHE HELD. THE INVESTIGATING DETECTIVES WERE MORE CONCERNED WITH SECURING A SCENE AND NOT THE VICTIM. THE VICTIM, PRIOR TO HIS DEATH, HAD ASSISTED IN CAPTURING A SHOOTER OF A ADA.

  1. SUMMARIZE THE DOCUMENTARY IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

THIS DOCUMENTARY SHED MORE LIGHT THAN SHADE, ON A CRIME THAT WAS COMMITTED AGAINST THE DIRECTOR’S BROTHER. AS SHE SHARES HER STORY, SHE FOCUSES NOT ONLY ON THE EVIDENCE, BUT RATHER THE PAIN THAT HER PARENTS AND SISTER FACED. ACCEPTING THAT THE CRIME WAS DECLARED JUSTIFIED, DIDN’T STOP THIS SCORNED SIBLING TO SHARE HER VIEW. IN ADDITION, A HIDDEN GUILT OF AN AWARENESS OF INFORMATION, THAT SHE FELT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED HER BROTHER’S DEATH. THE DIRECTOR USES THIS DOCUMENTARY TO APOLOGIZE TO HER PARENTS, AS WELL AS HER BROTHER. 

 

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