“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.”
– Lois McMaster Bujold
At the 10th Annual John Howard Lecture on Law and Justice: Understanding The Blacks Lives Matter Movement At The State University of New York at Purchase College, a short documentary, titled; In Search Of Justice by Minoo Allen was screened for the first time.
The documentary was created for John Howard Lecture on Law and Justice and was largely about the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. It featured Kenneth Chamberlain Jr, who formed the Westchester Coalition for Police Reform to fight for justice for his fathers and many others, his attorney and childhood friend Mayo Bartlett, Sandy Bernabei of the Anti-Racist Alliance, Damon K. Jones of Blacks In Law Enforcement of America and The Hip Hop Social Action Collective, Highly Intelligent People Healing Our Planet.
“I want to say thank you to Minoo Allen for this 20-minute film on the killing of my father Kenneth Chamberlain SR,” Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. says about the film short. “So Powerful it actually took me back to the day he was murdered.”
In Search of Justice was produced and directed by John Howard, who also contributed to the story-line along with Minoo Allen. The deep, emotional and thought-provoking, 23-minute documentary not only chronicles the murder of Kenneth Chamberlain at the hands of the White Plains Police Department, it ends with a gut-wrenching list of many of those who also lost their lives at the hands of the police nationwide, so we do not soon forget.
While it was created exclusively for the John Howard lecture, Minoo Allen shared the film with Black Westchester, to share the short film, for all to see. Take a few minutes check it out and feel free to leave your feedback in the comment section. The short film was Allen’s way of shouting loud and clear, BLACK LIVES MATTER and she used her love for making film and video to articulate that to the world.