On August 9th, 2014, Officer Darren Wilson stopped Michael Brown in the street. 95 seconds later Officer Wilson killed this 18-year-old recent high school graduate in cold blood. After killing Mike in the street, Ferguson police then left his body there for 4 and half hours while his parents and the community looked on in horror. Michael's death instantly became global news and sparked protests for his justice in cities around the world. These mass protests led to the phrase “Black Lives Matter” becoming a cultural phenomenon.
So what really happened in Ferguson, Missouri? "Stranger Fruit" is the story of what happened to Mike Brown, told through the eyes of those closest to him. Michael’s parents & family members bravely retell the worst event of their lives to help the world understand the facts around what took place. Filmmaker Jason Pollock delivers an in depth look at the case of Michael Brown in an effort unravel the mystery.
Watch now on the following streaming services:
Kanopy (free with a card from certain local libraries)
Amazon Video (free with subscription)