Workers Unite Film Festival 2021

The Free State of George Floyd

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Immediately following the murder of George Floyd, the neighbors surrounding the murder site established a police-free autonomous zone. As hundreds of offerings and visitors came to pay their respects everyday, the community began to protect the memorial site; the public art and the offerings. As barricades went up around the streets, the community released a list of 24 justice demands from the city of Minneapolis. One of the guiding philosophies in the square is “people over property.”

Much of the footage in the film was shot on cell phones or cameras owned by members of the community. When you look at the film, you're looking through the eyes of people that are active participants. 

The Free State of George Floyd was produced in collaboration with the Community at 38th & Chicago, Center for Work and Democracy, and Flowstate Films, with funding provided by United Healthcare Workers West.

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  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Producer
    Flowstate Films, the Center for Work and Democracy, and United Healthcare Workers West