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The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain Wins Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature At Austin Film Festival

Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. is STILL fighting for justice for his father’s senseless killing 8-years-ago by White Plains Police, and his work has made others take notice. The tireless pursuit of justice has not been for nothing. While those responsible may think the story has been swept under the rug, the world will now see the story in living color on the big screen.

“I refuse to stray from my course until I have finished what I’ve been commanded to do!” Chamberlain Jr shared with Black Westchester.

Not only was the Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain selected to premiere at the Austin Film Festival, but it also won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature and now all will get to see it.

“What an honor to have WON the Jury Prize for Narrative Features at Austin Film Festival!!!,” shares David Midell, the film’s director. “Thank you to the amazing cast and crew for investing so much heart and soul into this project, and especially Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. for your incredible eloquence, passion, and support.”

The film stars Frankie Faison stars as Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. Faison is known for powerful performances in The Silence Of The Lambs, The Wire, and Marvel’s Luke Cage. He portrays Kenneth Chamberlain, a veteran with bipolar disorder who was killed by police officers sent to his home on a wellness check (see movie trailer below).

This is a testament to the family that this film will be seen by more people now than ever.

“Kenneth what you have done over these past 8 years to move our awareness about police killings of unarmed men… is remarkable,” shares Sandy Bernabei, a Liberation psychotherapist, white antiracist community organizer and educator. “I know that your father and daughter look down upon you with pride and a deep support for your work. The name Chamberlain goes down in the police brutality archives as it’s embedded in the minds of Americans of conscious. Thank you for living your life as an example of what makes a difference. Congratulations to you and to the movement for police reform in the documenting of this movie.”

Black Westchester congratulates our brother Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. whose film about the killing of his father “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” premiered at the Austin Film and Festival won this year’s Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature. #The🌎WillKnow  #Justice4KennethChamberlainSr#KillingofKCFilm#AustinFilmFestival

Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more news on The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain and the continued fight for justice in this case. To the White Plains elected officials and White Plains Police Department, We Will Not Forget!!!


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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.

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