A grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week spawned a lot of protests. Director Aaron Stewart-Ahn filmed one of those protests in New York on the night of 11/25/14 and assembled a seven-minute short film from his footage. The soundtrack to his “ambient portrait” is a piano improvisation Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Watch below.
The film is dedicated to Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Ramarley Graham, Oscar Grant, Kimani Gray, and Trayvon Martin.