After Trayvon: Short Doc on Trayvon, Stop and Frisk, and Racial Profiling
Two years after the death of Trayvon Martin, filmmaker Alex Mallis releases online After Trayvon, a short doc shot last summer after the day’s wrap of his latest feature. Mallis, who associate produced and was a cinematographer on Keith Miller’s film, Welcome to Pine Hill, introduces it here:
Last summer, a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, our cast and crew wrapped a day of filming in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn for the upcoming feature, Five Star. Informal conversations throughout the day, between takes, and a fully equipped film crew, inspired us to take the dialogue a step further. We assembled our actors, a few friends, and several interested park-goers around a picnic table. With camera-rolling, we interviewed the young men about Trayvon. The conversation quickly turned inward, to stop and frisk, to racial profiling and to matters of mutual respect. From that afternoon, we cut down five minutes of material, and present it here, on the two year anniversary of Trayvon’s death.
Earlier at Filmmaker, Laura Hanna and Matana Roberts present their own short about stop and frisk.