Strong Island (Netflix Documentary)

The forces of family, grief and racial injustice converge in this Oscar-nominated documentary exploring the murder of filmmaker Yance Ford’s brother.

“All families have their own stories; the Fords’ story is one of bloodshed. In April 1992, black 24-year-old teacher William Ford Jr. was gunned down by Mark Reilly, a white 19 year-old mechanic. Ford was unarmed, Reilly brandished a rifle, and the teenager—who had an extensive criminal record—took one shot at Ford, piercing him in the heart. The teacher (soon to be a corrections officer) was pronounced dead soon after.” ~