Though he once spent time in San Quentin, 22-year-old black man Oscar Grant is now trying hard to live a clean life and support his girlfriend and young daughter. Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar’s life, in which he accompanied his family and friends to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve, and, on the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy. Based on a true story.
What really happened that New Year’s Eve in 2008? Was it a case of mistaken identity or racial profiling? See the movie, then join the panel discussion following the screening, with experts from MacEwan University for an important discussion on the issues of race, racialization and police use of force. Panel includes Irfan Chaudhry, Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity, Dr. Sara Grewal, Department of English, and Dr. Kalyani Thurairajah, Department of Sociology.
FREE entry for high school and $5 for post-secondary students (must present valid student ID)
USA 2013, 85 min, Dir: Ryan Coogler
Series: MacEwan Reel Learning