Milwaukee Film Festival Movie September 29 — FILM SCREENING: The Death of Corey Stingley @ The Milwaukee Film Festival

Please mark your calendars and spread the word. A special screening of this film will be happening on Monday, September 29th at the Oriental Theatre as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Milwaukee Show. The Milwaukee show features 9 locally made short films and the Corey Stingley piece will be the first film to play that night. Buy your tickets early, the Milwaukee show always sells out. You can purchase tickets here:

“On December 14, 2012, a young black high school student named Corey Stingley was aggressively restrained after he tried to shoplift alcohol from a neighborhood store. Three white men held Corey to th…e ground, “squeezing the hell out of him,” according to an eyewitness. When the police arrived, he was no longer breathing. He died two weeks later from brain injuries resulting from asphyxiation. The men who restrained him were never charged.

Corey’s story is painfully similar to those of young black men across the country. Did his skin color preemptively decide his fate in the American justice system? VICE News follows Corey’s father, Craig, as he seeks justice in the hyper-segregated Wisconsin city of West Allis, and mourns the death of his son.”



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