The Blood is at the Doorstep

Directed by Erik Ljung

Release Year: 2018
Running Time: 90
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Closed Captioned: Yes
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Directed by Erik Ljung

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.

 Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre's death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they channel their grief into community organizing in an attempt to reset the narrative. Offering a painfully realistic glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy in what the Hollywood Reporter calls "An urgent report from the front lines of an American crisis."

Critical Acclaim

“a loud, boisterous call to action.”

“subversively tackles the prickly war of public perception”

“finds hope within terrible circumstances, and strength within heartbreak” **Critics Pick**

“a rich piece of cinema verite.”

Awards

  • WINNER: 2018 Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) - Best Editing of a Feature Documentary

  • WINNER: 2018 Salem Film Festival – Michael Sullivan FRONTLINE Award for Best Journalism in a Documentary

  • WINNER: Audience Award for Best Feature Film, 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

  • WINNER: Ron Tibbett Award for Excellence in Filmmaking – Indie Memphis Film Festival - 2017

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