Shootings

No Closure: "The Blood is at the Doorstep" looks at the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton

No Closure: "The Blood is at the Doorstep" looks at the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton

To those unable to process the exponential proliferation of police shootings ending unarmed black men's lives in recent years, each new case begins to blur into one unending nightmare. But each slaying is unique. Even if they do fit into a larger narrative, treating the trend like a faceless monolith of tragedy diminishes the lives that have been extinguished. Erik Ljung's documentary "The Blood is at the Doorstep" is a sharp exercise that has it both ways. Ljung connects dots and draws parallels between multiple cases, but hones in on the story of Dontre Hamilton, who was killed by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2014.

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