SDFF 2021

Shorts Block 8 - Culture: The Torture Letters, When We Were Bullies, Red Horizon, Dear Johnny Reb: An argument For The Removal Of Confederate Memorials

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The Torture Letters: From unjustified stops of Black teenagers to planned torture in police in custody, police violence runs deep.

Red Horizon: A group of young pilots attempt to carry on the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen while struggling to overcome racism and prejudice in today's world. California Premiere!

When We Were Bullies: A coincidence leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth grade class and teacher to examine their memory and complicity in a bullying incident. *SDFF 2021 Jury Award Nominee - Best Short!*

Dear Johnny Reb: An Argument For The Removal Of Confederate Memorials: The Civil war’s over Johnny Reb, go home. *SDFF 2021 Jury Award Nominee - Best Mini!*

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One of Ralph’s first memories of the police is when a plainclothes officer harassed his family. Now a Princeton Anthropology professor, Ralph traces his story to the entrenched practices of torture by the police. The Torture Letters focuses on what it means to be policed in America today. It moves from Ralph’s experiences with racial profiling as a teenager to the horrific history of police torture in Chicago. Born out of more than a decade of research, the film serves as an instant primer on the roots of police violence.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 mins
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Laurence Ralph
  • Screenwriter
    Laurence Ralph
  • Producer
    Laurence Ralph, Margaret Cheatham Williams, Lindsay Crouse, Yvonne Ashley Kouadjo, Adam Ellick
  • Filmmaker
    Laurence Ralph
  • Cast
    Laurence Ralph, Sofia Ralph, Semai Ralph