The Torture Letters: a short film screening and conversation featuring Dr. Laurence Ralph

1 Hr. 0 Min.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 7 p.m.

Princeton University professor of anthropology Dr. Laurence Ralph leads a conversation about the physical and psychological toll of police brutality and gang violence on Black communities. Dr. Ralph authored the 2020 book The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence and developed the short film of the same name.

Featured Film: The Torture Letters (13 min) is a short film about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment. From unjustified stops of Black teenagers to a device to torment people in custody, racist police brutality runs deep. The Torture Letters precedes the group discussion with Dr. Ralph.

Moderated by TBD

 

The Torture Letters

USA | 2020 | 13 min | English

From unjustified stops of Black teenagers to a device to torment people in custody, racist police brutality runs deep. The Torture Letters precedes a group discussion with Dr. Ralph.

DIR  Laurence Ralph


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