This dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter movement and citizens nationwide question the staggering number of police shootings of unarmed Black men and women.
Directed by David Massey
Produced by David Massey and Dawn Kirk-Alexander
Director/Producer David Massey and Producer/Writer Dawn Kirk-Alexander will be present for the Q&A.
Dawn is currently the Producer/Writer of the documentary “When Justice Isn’t Just.”
Dawn is also currently the Producer/Writer of the documentary “They Are Not All Lost.” With one episode filmed this award winning documentary series is currently traveling the country while being pitched by Preferred Artist.
Dawn was the Producer of the short film “Baby Girl.”
Dawn Kirk-Alexander is a previous winner of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Award for her Screenplay entitled “Madness.” With an MFA from UCLA, Dawn was a finalist with the Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition. As a freelance writer she has written spec scripts for “ER,” “Gilmore Girls” and “Third Watch.”
In addition to being an award-winning writer, Dawn has produced several award winning commercials and PSA’s for TBWA/Chait/Day and Grey Advertising.
Dawn previously performed as a freelance line producer for the television show “American Gladiator,” along with several music videos directed by F. Gary Grey (“Straight Outta Compton” & “The Italian Job”) and director Paul Hunter (“Bulletproof Monk”).
David Massey is an Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Education from Ohio Dominican University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Advanced Film & Television from the American Film Institute. He is the first African American in the history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for an Oscar in the Live-Action Short Film category.
Massey has produced and directed several films, commercials and television shows. Men of Courage is an hour docudrama that received a NAACP Image Award and aired on PBS and BET. Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, is a documentary on the 31st December Women’s Movement in Ghana, West Africa, led by the former First Lady of Ghana, Nana Rawlings. Fespaco is a feature documentary narrated by Danny Glover on Africa’s largest and oldest film festival. Nature’s Little Secrets, is a film promoting the people, events and beauty of the British Virgin Islands. They Are Not All Lost is a reality-based, celebrity driven, documentary show that encompasses positive stories about youth of color who overcome adversity and achieve success in life. Massey’s latest projects are UCE Productions’ Island Song, a short film produced in the Virgin Islands, 66-0 The Other Side of Compton, a documentary that chronicles the 1968 & 69 Compton High undefeated basketball seasons, and When Justice isn’t Just, a short documentary which examines the law enforcement shootings of unarmed African-Americans.
Presently, Massey is the co-chair of the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers, West (BAD-West) in Los Angeles. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including The Martin Ritt Scholarship; the Eastman Kodak Second Century Honoree; induction into The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame; The National Education Association for the “Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting”; the National Black Programming Consortium “Prized Pieces”; and the Heartland Film Festival’s Crystal Heart. Additionally, Massey is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.