On May 29, we presented a free screening of The Blood is at the Doorstep featuring a post-film discussion with Jeanetta Williams (NAACP President, Salt Lake Branch and President, Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada and Utah), Lex Scott (Founder of Utah’s Black Lives Matter Chapter), and Heidi Keilbaugh (partner of James Barker killed by SLC police in 2015).
Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre’s death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. Offering a painfully realistic glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy, this explosive documentary takes a behind the scenes look at one of America’s most pressing social issues.
If you are looking for ways to get actively involved with local organizations that help combat social and racial injustices, we encourage you to reach out to these fantastic groups in our community:
- NAACP President, Salt Lake Branch
- Utah’s Black Lives Matter Chapter
- Salt Lake Police’s biweekly Community Advocates Group
- Utah Against Police Brutality
- Showing Up For Racial Justice
Didn’t get a chance to see the film yesterday? Visit the film’s website for updates on its future release.