SANDY SPEAKS

SANDY SPEAKS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND

ADVANCED ORDER SYSTEMS - as PROD

Social issues - Post-Production 2017

Is the alleged suicide in a Texas jail of black activist Sandra Bland a result of systemic racism in America, or merely an unfortunate convergence of fateful events? In her own voice, Sandy speaks to us from the grave in our attempt to find meaning in her life and death.


    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 148 mn
    • Synopsis
    • In 2014-2015, dozens of racial police shootings and jailhouse deaths in cities all across America were causing aggravated tension in an already divided America. In midst of this, in Waller County Texas, where race has always mattered, a motorist named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation just one day after moving there to start a new life. A confrontation with the officer ensued, Bland was arrested and after a three day ordeal of needless indifference and cruel treatment within the criminal justice system, she was found dead… hanging in her cell by a noose, made from a plastic garbage bag. It was ruled a suicide. She was 28 years old. The date was July 13, 2015.


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