Winner of the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s directs his first feature-length film, FRUITVALE STATION.
After the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin questions have been asked whether or not we have gotten past the racist history that has been associated with this country since it’s birth. Ironically the movie FRUITVALE STATION will ask us the question once again.
The movie, based on real life story of Oscar Grant, takes place December 31, 2008. Four years prior to Trayvon Martin ever being a national name. I was not aware of Mr. Grant’s story before, I don’t know whether it was because he lived in California or because when adult black men get killed for no reason we don’t really care.
Whatever the reason may be, let’s hope this movie and the recent events facing our nation cause a change in the way we not only think about each other, but also how we will treat each other.
For more information on Oscar Grant’s story visit http://www.fruitvalefilm.com