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DOC NY, Dallas International Film Festival, Docuwest International Film Festival, Catskill Mountain Film Festival

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Director's statement

The first time I heard about the Black List was in 2007 during my senior year at SUNY Oneonta. As I considered myself to be a rather informed student, I was shocked that I spent three years in Oneonta without any knowledge of what occurred on campus back in 1992. Essentially, the school and the town had swept the incident under the rug. The context of this story is not an isolated incident but rather serves as an example of institutional racism in higher education and a case study in police work. The Black List is still an emotional subject in the Oneonta community, which makes this story all the more important. While the town is put in the spotlight, this film is intended to focus on what happened rather than where it occurred. It would be inaccurate to say that the subjects in this film were interviewed. Questions were rarely asked and my role was to provide a safe space for these men and women to share their story through honest and uninterrupted reflections. Many described this pro

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In the age of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, “Brothers of the Black List” is a timely portrait of the racial problems that continue to plague America.

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