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Foreign Correspondent

INTERNATIONAL EDITION

2020

No Justice, No Peace

27 mins 46 secs

 

 

 

 

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We are in a state of emergency. Black people are dying in a state of emergency," says activist Tamika Mallory.

Pictures of a white Minneapolis police officer killing unarmed black man George Floyd provoked an immediate and furious response.

Angry protests demanding an end to entrenched racism erupted in scores of cities across America.

Floyd’s last words ‘I can’t breathe’ have become a rallying cry.

White and black, young and old, across 50 states, have protested peacefully against police violence and racism.

There’s been looting and destruction, too.

On display for the world to watch has been the often violent police response the protestors are fighting against.

Galvanising this mass outpouring of rage and grief is the Black Lives Matter movement, formed seven years ago after the killer of an unarmed, black teenager was acquitted.

Foreign Correspondent’s Sally Sara looks at how what began as a hashtag has transformed into a global force pushing for justice and equality for black people.

We revisit the people she met in her Black Lives Matter documentary five years ago and takes the temperature of the nation after an extraordinary fortnight of protests and finally, some change.

We speak with Tamika Mallory, the activist who delivered what’s being called ‘the speech of a generation’ days after Floyd’s death.

“We cannot look at this as an isolated incident. The reason buildings are burning are not just for our brother George Floyd,” she told the Minneapolis crowd.

They’re burning down because people here in Minnesota are saying to people in New York, to people in California, to people in Memphis, to people across this nation, enough is enough.”

We interview Art Acevedo, the Houston Police Chief who told President Trump to ‘shut his mouth…because you're putting men and women in their early 20s at risk.’

Acevedo tells Foreign Correspondent he understands the anger. “It's about how he died. And he died at the hands of a police officer in circumstances where it should've never happened.”

And she catches up with Baltimore photographer Devin Allen five years after a death in custody of a young black man in that city triggered violent riots.

You got to release that rage. It has to happen”, says Devin, but that’s just the first step.

“What's important is when the smoke clears, that's when the real work actually begins.”

 

Episode teaser

[singing]

00:00

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  The United States has erupted.

00:08

 

Protester:  "The army, that’s the army who just came."

00:11

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  The brutal killing of George Floyd by police has sparked grief and anger.

 

00:13

 

JC FAULK, Community Organiser:  This dude’s smug with his hands in his pocket and shit, with his knee on somebody’s throat, with his handcuffs on his back. Something’s very wrong with the police. It doesn't feel like we’re a democracy and it certainly ain’t a country of freedom. 

00:18

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  It’s exposed the racism, violence and inequality plaguing America.

00:34

 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer:  How can you tell people how to release their own pain when you don’t even notice pain?

00:40

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Five years ago, we travelled to the US and into the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, we’re returning to hear from those battling for justice.

00:47

Title: NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE
REPORTER: SALLY SARA

Crowd:  "No justice, no peace, no justice, no peace, no justice, no peace,

00:59

Super:
Minneapolis
MINNESOTA

no justice no peace."

Pastor:  "This is not a tourist site.

01:06

Pastor addressing kneeling crowd at street memorial to Floyd

This is not a carnival. This is sacred ground. Say his name.

Crowd:  "George Floyd."

Pastor: "Say his name."

Crowd:  "George Floyd."

Pastor: "Say his name."

Crowd:  "George Floyd."

 

01:10

Crowd at memorial

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  A simple street corner in Minneapolis has become a shrine. This is where George Floyd was killed by police on May 25th.

Protest Leader:  "I can’t breathe."

Crowd:  "I can’t breathe."

Protest Leader:  "Say his name."

Crowd:  "George Floyd."

01:24

Names of people killed by police written on road, Chicago Avenue.

Protest Leader:  "Say his name."

Crowd:  "George Floyd."

Protest Leader:  "Say his name."

Crowd:  "George Floyd."

01:40

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  His name has been added to a long roll call of African Americans who have lost their lives to police violence.

01:43

Drone shot of names on road

Pastor: I pray first and I cry like a baby because I’m tired of seeing our brothers and our sisters killed and nobody cares about it. We need to all be weeping. The country needs to be weeping. I’m a Jesus man, on Christ I’ll live and on Christ I die. Hallelujah come on somebody.

01:55

Pastor at microphone

Hallelujah, but I have to ask what would Jesus do? What would Jesus do? He’d be running out here with you.

02:19

Protestors

Crowd: "Say his name… George Floyd."

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  This city has some of the worst levels of racial inequality in the United States.

 

 

 

02:27

 

Woman:  "No justice, no peace. No justice, no peace. No justice, no peace."

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  African Americans here are three times more likely than whites to be unemployed, and

02:36

GFX Projection on building:  '11 times more likely to be in jail'

11 times more likely to be in jail.

02:43

Max Graves on street

Music

02:47

 

MAX GRAVES, Police Violence Victim:  I didn't get into shit. They got into me. You feel me? These police got on my tailbone and damn near killed me.

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Max Graves is a survivor of police violence in Minneapolis. He’s lucky to be alive. Just like George Floyd, he was restrained in a choke hold.

02:55

George Floyd murals

MAX GRAVES, Police Violence Victim: Choke me out, taser me, mace me.

03:16

Max Graves interview

Choking me out because I'm screaming I can't breathe, because you got mace and everything else in me. And I have asthma and you know, you're, I can't breathe.

03:21

Max Graves on street

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Max was arrested on this street on a night out in 2008, despite not committing a crime.

MAX GRAVES, Police Violence Victim:  Punched me repeatedly all in my head. Tasered me all on my sides.

 

 

03:29

Max interview on street

I got tasered six times, they maced me in my mouth. All while I’m hog tied. The crowd is just watching like ‘get off him’.

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Max’s twin brother stepped in just in time.

03:42

 

MAX GRAVES, Police Violence Victim:  If it weren’t for my brother I would have died. Every time I think about that shit it really fucks me up. Because If George had a twin he’d probably have survived. Because it takes a lot of love for you to go against something you’re scared of. My brother he loved me to death.

03:57

Max walking down street

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Max took legal action, alleging the police violence was solely based on race. The case was settled out of court in 2011.

MAX GRAVES, Police Violence Victim:  When you're a black man in America

04:22

Max interview

and you be trying to do right and do good, it's like, you always get slapped with the reality that America is built off of slavery and is racist and is never, ever built for black people to come to no equal terms with the white man --  with the white man. They got whole barbed wire. These are the real convicts right here.

04:35

Police station surrounded by barbed wire

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Minneapolis police have prided themselves on being progressive, but the city’s own records show they use force against black people seven times more than against whites.

05:04

Max at wall surrounding police station

MAX GRAVES, Police Violence Victim:  "They really tried to build a wall with this bullshit."

 

 

 

05:17

Max at home in yard with dog

You know the Minneapolis Police Department. You know their ways, you know how crooked they are. So to see them doing that to that brother, just imagine your loved one going through that like. Just imagine a black man, we just keep catching white folks on TV all the time and we’re just

05:27

 

kneeing them to death. You’re just going to catch this knee and just fuck ‘em up. And then not only do they – the man gets to come back and go to work.

05:45

 

Music

06:06

Minneapolis GVs. Mural of Jamar Clark on city building 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  The killing of George Floyd was not an isolated incident.

06:19

 

Male newsreader:  "Man shot by Minneapolis Police has died."

06:23

 

Female newsreader: "Families say that Jamar Clark was taken..."

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  It was the latest in a long series of violent, racist arrests by Minneapolis police.

Male newsreader: "Philando Castile shot five times during a traffic stop for a broken tail light."

Woman: "My son loved this city and this city killed my son."

06:26

Protestor. Fist raised

Male protester:  "Lock them up. If you had started locking them up then we wouldn’t be dead."

06:41

Protestors march

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  When no charges were laid, protests began.

Newsreader:  "Growing outrage in Minneapolis over the death of a black man in police custody.

06:47

 

Thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets, blocking intersections, as police use tear gas to push back the crowd."

07:02

 

Man in crowd:  "All we want is justice. Tired of being sick and tired. All my brothers and sisters last 400 years, tired of being sick and tired, man."

07:13

Protestors/Burning buildings

Crowd:  "Say his name… George Floyd… Say it loud… George Floyd. Say it proud… George Floyd."

07:23

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Police responded with violence and the situation quickly deteriorated. Activists delivered a message.

07:28

 

TAMIKA MALLORY, Activist:  The reason why buildings are burning are not just for our brother George Floyd.

07:42

Tamika addresses protestors

They’re burning down because people here in Minnesota are saying to people all across this nation, enough is enough. And there’s an easy way to stop it. Arrest the cops. Charge the cops. Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered.

07:47

Protests across America and Europe

Crowd:  "Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot."

08:11

 

"Racist NYPD. Racist NYPD. Racist NYPD."

08:17

 

"Go home, go home."

08:23

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  The fury over George Floyd's death soon spread from coast to coast, and around the world.

08:25

Protest. Australia

Crowd:  "Aboriginal lives matter. Black lives matter."

08:40

Protests. New York. Super:
BRONX
NEW YORK

Male newsreader:   "Violence continued in New York, despite the 11 o’clock curfew that just expired; this violence stretched into the Bronx."

08:49

Tamika organising protestors

Tamika Mallory, Activist:  "Anyone that’s standing over there, what’s going to happen is when we start walking y’all going to be walking, too. That’s not going to work. We need everybody to get behind."

09:01

 

TAMIKA MALLORY, Activist:   The violence did not start with protesters. They were in their homes, actually trying to stay safe from COVID.

09:11

Tamika interview. Super:
TAMIKA MALLORY
ACTIVIST

The violence began when Chauvin and the other officers responsible murdered and tortured George Floyd. The violence began in that moment. And so that's where the focus has to be in order to stop the after effects of the original sin.

09:19

Tamika marches at protest

Crowd:  "What do we want?... Justice. When do we want it?... Now. If we don't get it?... Shut it down. If we don’t get it?... Shut it down. If we don’t get it?... Shut it down."

TAMIKA MALLORY, Activist:  This country was actually built on white supremacist ideology,

09:37

Tamika interview

and therefore it is deeply ingrained in every single system and institution in America.

09:57

Protestors march. New York

What is happening in this moment as we see people joining this movement, and particularly white people joining the movement, I think they are now finding out that they have to dismantle the system that was created by white people. Black folks, can't

10:03

 

dismantle a system that we did not design.

10:23

Tamika marches at head of protest

Crowd:  "I say we all we got… We all we need. I say we all we got… We all we need."

10:26

New York protestors

Music

10:32

 

"Tell me what democracy looks like… This is what democracy looks like. Tell me what democracy looks like. "

10:55

Protest outside White House

"Donald Trump has got to go. Donald Trump has got to go."

11:06

 

Female newsreader: "The protests are close enough to the White House that President Trump can see them."

11:13

Trump addresses Press

DONALD TRUMP, US President:  We are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.

11:17

Protestors chant outside White House

Crowd: "You are the threat. You are the threat."

DONALD TRUMP, US President:  If a city or state refuses to take the actions

11:32

Trump

then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.

11:38

Protestors clash with Park Police, Washington

 

11:44

City buildings, Houston. Super:

 

11:45

Super:
HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

11:47

Acevedo police officers on street

SALLY SARA, Reporter:   Art Acevedo represents police chiefs from the biggest cities across the US and Canada.

11:51

Acevedo interview

ART ACEVEDO, Houston Police Chief:  The United States has 18,000 – 18,000 – police departments with 800,000 police officers.

11:58

Houston Police Dept. exterior

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  In his city of Houston, Chief Acevedo has his own challenges with police violence – a problem replicated across the country.

ART ACEVEDO, Houston Police Chief:  It’s time to have a national standard – choose our more critical policies, and have a

12:08

Acevedo interview

one model policy that needs to be adopted across the nation. Because as we now know and we’ve always known what happens in Ferguson impacts the whole department. What happens in Houston impacts the whole country. What happens in Minneapolis – look at what has happened. We cannot have places like the Houston Police Department where unless you’re in a fight for your life you’re not allowed to manipulate people’s necks, to choke their necks, to put your knee on their necks. But yet in 2020 we have departments that allow that. That’s unconscionable and it’s time for us to have a national policy discussion that is one size for every agency – small and large – because in this department, unless you’re in a fight for your life you cannot be manipulating the neck like that. 

12:25

Police officers/Police Dept building

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Last year in the US, 89 police were killed in the line of duty, including 41 from accidents. 

13:07

Acevedo interview

ART ACEVEDO, Houston Police Chief:  The vast majority will never shoot anybody. They never kill anybody.  They will never abuse anybody, and they will serve with honour and distinction.

 

13:19

Police montage

Man:  "They take black lives in every way. They just use the gun and belt once a day."

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  But last year, police killed more than 1,000 people in the US.  African Americans are three times more likely than whites to be the victims.

13:23

 

Female newsreader: "Federal prosecutors say they will not bring criminal charges against a New York City Police officer."

Female newsreader:  "The jury acquitted a white former police officer."

13:40

Children in playground

SALLY SARA, Reporter:   99 percent of the police who kill, don’t face criminal charges.

REV. AL SHARPTON:  "Ever since 401 years ago the reason we could never be who we wanted and who we dreamed of being

13:47

Rev Sharpton at George Floyd funeral

was you kept your knee on our neck. To stand up in George’s name and say get your knee off our necks."

14:04

Baltimore GVs

Music

14:15

Street murals honouring Freddie Gray. Super:
BALTIMORE
MARYLAND

 

14:51

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  In 2015, Foreign Correspondent travelled to Baltimore. The city was reeling after young black man, Freddie Gray, was killed by police. His death triggered an uprising.

14:56

 

Male newsreader:  "Prosecutors in Baltimore dropped all remaining charges against thee police officers in the Freddie Gray case."

15:15

Baltimore protests.

 

15:23

 

Crowd: "Justice for Freddie Gray… Justice for Freddie Gray… Justice for Freddie Gray."

15:28

Freddie Gray mural

Man in street:  "Black lives matter. The revolution is ain’t a revolution without justice for Freddie man. Long live Freddie Gray man." 

15:35

Sara with Allen

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer:  It was like a movie, like I still can’t believe it happened.

15:44

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Young photographer Devin Allen, was there when the city erupted.

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer:  It’s forever changed.

15:48

 

Baltimore - it changed me forever.

15:54

Allen on street with camera

Newsreader:  "We report from Baltimore where the Governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and the Mayor of Baltimore has announced a week long curfew beginning tomorrow night."

15:57

GFX: Allen's photos projected on building wall

Music

16:08

Allen walks street with camera, photographing people

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Devin Allen took to the streets with his camera. His local knowledge put him ahead of the media pack and his images

16:18

GFX: Allen's photos projected on building wall

went viral – all the way to the cover of Time magazine.

16:25

CU Allen's photos

They told a much deeper story than many of the mainstream media outlets.

 

 

16:34

 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer: I understood the power of photography and I knew that people needed to see the real story and what was really going on. They were just sticking to the script – if it bleeds it leads, that’s all they were worried about. They weren’t talking about

16:43

Allen interview

how we took our community back.

16:54

Protestors. Baltimore. Devin at protest

Crowd:  "Black lives matter… Black lives matter."

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Now, five years later, we’ve come back to hear from activists who were on the frontline. For Devin, fame and success have come at a heavy price.

16:58

 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer: You get to do the interviews. You get to travel the world and do lectures and stuff like that. Yes, but every day that I wake up, every day that I make an accomplishment,

17:14

Allen interview in park

anything that I do, in the back of my brain I know the reason why I am here is because a black man had his spine broke and was murdered by police brutality. 

17:22

Allen sits on park bench

I got the Time cover in May. My mother had to call the police on me

17:36

Allen interview in park

to stop me from hurting myself and take me to the hospital, right? When the police realised who I was, they said, "You that kid that took the Time cover. Why the fuck you try to kill yourself? You powerful as shit." The police told me this in the back of the wagon when they take me to the hospital.

17:42

Allen sits on park bench

I woke up handcuffed to the bed, and I thought it made me weak because I felt like I wasn't a man at that point.

17:55

Allen interview in park

My family was like, "Nah, you tough. You've been through some shit."

18:02

Allen at protest in park

Music

18:05

 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer:  I'm my ancestors' wildest dreams.

18:13

Allen interview

No one else was on that street that captured that image or anything close to it. And the universe spoke to me once I came through those dark times and was like, "This is your purpose." It is a burden, but it's a burden that I have to bear. I owe it to my people.

18:16

Baltimore GVs

Music

18:33

Faulk on street with man near Freddie Gray mural

 

18:38

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Back in 2015, we met community activist JC Faulk, trying to rebuild the neighbourhood.

18:41

Faulk walks to demolished building

Even today, the legacy of Freddie Gray looms large. But his shrine has been pulled down.

JC Faulk:   "Honestly, I’m a little sad to see this building gone."

18:53

Faulk talks with couple in street

Woman in street: "They had an awning with him."

JC Faulk: "Yeah. Right there on the corner."

Woman in street: "They tore that down too."

JC Faulk:  "Did they keep that shit or did they throw that shit in the trash like it’s nothing?"

Man in street:  "I think they threw it away. I’m not sure."

 

 

19:07

Fault with young woman at site of demolished building

JC Faulk:  "You know the mural they had there, did they even try to keep that shit? Or did they just throw it in the trash?

Young woman in street:  "Threw it away. It was a fuck you to us. That’s what it was."

JC FAULK, Community Organiser:  You’ve got people saving Confederate monuments and storing them in buildings and shit

19:19

Faulk on demolition site

and they tear down an iconic thing like this and then hold it for us. It’s an indicator of how little this system thinks about black people and the things that are important to them.

19:34

Baltimore GVs

Music

19:46

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump only won 10 per cent of the vote in Baltimore city. Last year the president labelled Baltimore as a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’.

19:51

Faulk walks

JC FAULK, Community Organiser:  He's been an asshole his entire life, and everybody has known it. It's not something new.

20:09

Faulk interview

It's not like he became an asshole yesterday. He'd been his asshole, his whole life. And he was still elected to the office of president of the United States.

20:14

Baltimore GVs

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Decades of racism and neglect have left the average black family here, earning only half what whites do.

JC FAULK, Community Organiser:   I think most white people fail to get that

20:22

Faulk interview

it’s them. It’s you. It’s not Trump, most of you are fucking that happy that Trump is there so you can say I’m not like that. It’s you. It’s you.

20:34

Faulk walks Baltimore streets

Like for me, I feel sad and sorry for fucking white person right now that they need racism in order to exist. 

20:48

Faulk interview

That is some sad ass living. I don’t need a hand up, I just need you to move. I 'll find some way around you or through you if I need to, but just get the fuck out of the way.

20:56

Minneapolis city skyline

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Back in Minneapolis, the future is uncertain.

21:06

Tracking shot past Minneapolis shops

Newsreader:  "Breaking news in the killing of George Floyd, the Minnesota Attorney General has announced charges will be filed against all four officers."

21:12

Scott McDonald dancing on street

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  From the ashes of the riots, there are signs of hope.  Scott McDonald turned local business Pimento Jamaican Grill into a community support hub.

SCOTT MCDONALD, Business Owner:  We’ve been waiting 500 years and there hasn’t been a white saviour yet that’s coming to help us.

21:25

McDonald interview

Anytime, we’ve pulled ourselves up, we’ve pulled ourselves up. 

21:44

Volunteers providing supplies to community

Female volunteer:  "Two bags, do you need paper towel or toilet paper?... Okay we’ll give you…"

SCOTT MCDONALD, Business Owner:  What we’ve got going out here today

 

21:48

McDonald interview on street

is what we’ve been doing for the last ten days. We’re giving out goods and groceries to our community.  This is definitely galvanising this and many of the neighbourhoods in the city. You know  what I mean - you’re forced to deal with each other at this point in time because it’s us against the world. Do you know what I mean?

21:53

Community volunteers clean up park

It’s people with their house brooms and dust bags. It’s the community taking part in everything and taking care of itself. It would be really nice to be able to turn the news on every now and then

22:08

McDonald interview

to see us helping each other instead of seeing one of us choke to death.

22:20

George Floyd street memorial

Male newsreader:  "Officer Chauvin, the officer who has his knee on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes, his charges have been upgraded to second degree murder."

22:23

 

Woman:  "Nine minutes is a long time to think about doing the right thing.

22:34

Woman addresses protest crowd

I’m telling y’all it is our duty to fight for our freedom. We must love and serve one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains."

22:38

 

Crowd:  "What do we want?... Justice? When do we want it?... Now. Let’s get it."

22:49

 

Music

22:55

Protest crowd marches

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Time has come for change.  Not satisfied with the charges against police, the protesters want the Minneapolis police department completely dismantled.

22:58

McDonald interview

SCOTT MCDONALD, Business Owner:  The talks of defunding the police and dismantling the police – that's beautiful. That's exactly what needs to happen.

23:12

Protestors dance

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  The city council has voted in favour of de-funding the city police and diverting that money into social services instead. George Floyd's death has left a lasting mark on this city.

23:19

Baltimore GVs sunset

Radio announcer: "And in greater Baltimore on FM 101.5. Alright welcome to the show, we continue to see protests across the nation, following..."

23:42

Faulk loading truck, driving

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  In Baltimore, JC Faulk is on a new mission. 

23:51

Faulk distributes food to community

He’s feeding the vulnerable as COVID-19 grips the community. Up to 300,000 people across the city can’t get the food they need.

24:01

Faulk interview

JC FAULK, Community Organiser: That's half of the population of Baltimore, struggling with food insecurities, you know? So, so that's always been there. It's not new. It's just got worse because of COVID-19 and it got spotlighted because of COVID-19. And now, because of that spotlight, we can bring B’more community food into that spotlight, point out the problem, and then do something about the problem.

24:14

Faulk with women offering foo

JC Faulk: "We got meats and stuff, you need some more meat? No, you good? Okay. How about you over there, you need more stuff?"

JC FAULK, Community Organiser:  It’s the weird ass thing to say man, but like Freddie Gray,

24:36

Faulk interview

he changed my life man.  I never knew the dude.  He changed me, man.  He changed me into something different.  You know, that we have -- think about it in this country right now.  There are people protesting in all 50 American states, because a black man was killed. People are protesting because one black man was killed by police. Something's shifting.

24:49

Baltimore protests

Male Newsreader:  "We’ve got protests going on now in Columbia, Roland Park, and Baltimore city leaders are thanking demonstrators, especially the youth for rallying peacefully."

25:17

Allen at protests with camera

Crowd:  "Black trans lives matter… Black trans lives matter…  Black trans lives matter…  Black trans lives matter." 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer: Baltimore has been peaceful,

25:28

Allen interview

because the activists that are on the ground have evolved so much. Have grown so much, we’re way more wiser and smarter.

25:37

Protester makes speech about flag

Protester:  "Here in Baltimore the first USA flag was made. This flag is a flag of abomination. Because that flag has yet to acknowledge the ones that built this country."

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer:  When people think about change, they think

25:49

Allen interview

it’s like flipping a new coin. It’s like oh change, we going to go from bad to good.

26:00

Allen at protest

Protester:  "Real truth, real justice."

26:06

 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer:  Change doesn’t work like that. Change is a slow grind.

Protester:  "We cannot be stopped. And we shall not stop. Black power… Black power."

26:08

 

DEVIN ALLEN, Photographer: What I can say with Baltimore – the people change. It’s sad that it took Freddie Gray,

26:20

Allen interview

but he gave voices to so many people.

26:29

Allen takes photos at protest

Freddie Gray created warriors.

26:33

Protestors sit on road. Allen takes photos

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Devin Allen continues to capture the uprising. 

26:43

GFX: Allen's photos projected on building walls

Music

26:47

 

SALLY SARA, Reporter:  Once again, his photography has made the cover of Time magazine.

26:54

Credits [see below]

 

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Outpoint

 

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Reporter

Sally Sara

 

Producer

Matt Davis

 

Editor

Nikki Stevens

Stuart Miller

 

Location producers

Julia Carpenter

Katie Sadler

Lomi Kriel

 

Camera

Bruno Federico

Timothy Wolfer

Carissa Henderson

James Costello

Greg Nelson

Matt Davis

 

Assistant editor

Tom Carr

 

Research

Victoria Pengilley

 

Archival research

Michelle Boukheris

 

 

 

 

Additional footage

Mediakite

 AP

Sky Candy Studios

Ben Garvin/Twitter

ScottBrinton1/Twitter

National Action Network/AP

 

Special Thanks
JC Faulk – An End to Ignorance

 

Music

 

George Grease

“Down So Long”

 

deM atlaS  (Rhymesayers)

“All We Got”

“Bad Days Are Over (feat. Atmosphere)”

 

Keets

“Antidote”

“Pareidolia”

“Forest Green”

 

Noel Price

“My Black is Beautiful”

 

Matt Riggens Brass Quartet

“The Inalienable Right to Draw Breath (for George Floyd)”

 

Monkey Marc

Yaad N Abraad Version”

 

Filmore Beats

saytheirnames

 

Dua Saleh w Psymun

“Body Scan – (instrumental)”

 

 

Senior Production Manager

Michelle Roberts

 

Production Co-ordinator

Victoria Allen

 

Digital Producer

Matt Henry

 

Supervising Producer

Lisa McGregor   

 

Executive Producer

Matthew Carney  

 

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