Michael B. Jordan, Sophia Jones, Michael K. Williams & More Tackle Police Brutality in Powerful Short Film
Several Hollywood superstars have appeared in a powerful short film to address the problematic issue of police brutality in the black community. The PSA titled “Against the Wall,” was created for Harry Belafonte's social justice organization Sankofa and features actors Michael B. Jordan and Michael K. Williams as well as activist Sophia Jones with their hands and face up against the wall.
The film, which is directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, opens with audio of Belafonte talking about the rash of police shootings of black men and the urgency to address the problematic situation. Veteran actor Danny Glover and rapper Mysonne also appear in the short film.
The clip also features audio excerpts from George Zimmerman’s 911 call before fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, Anderson Cooper’s report of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.’s killing in 2013, a news report of the police shooting of Philando Castile and many others.
The PSA ends with this compelling message: "Black Is Not a Weapon."
To get more information, head over to Harry Belafonte's social justice organization Sankofa.org.