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BET film compellingly chronicles rise of Black Lives Matter

BET film compellingly chronicles rise of Black Lives Matter

“Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement”  is television that matters.

Produced and directed by Emmy-Award-winner Laurens Grant, the documentary skillfully traces the birth and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement from the death of Trayvon Martin in  Sanford, Florida, though Ferguson, Staten Island, Charleston and Baltimore.

In each of those last four cases, a black man died at the hands of police, and citizens were there to chronicle some part of the arrest, the death or the immediate aftermath. At the heart of this film is the story of how the global spread of those digital images through social media helped launch a movement that promises to...

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