M4BL: Ceremony

M4BL: Ceremony
Film Location: 
Cleveland, OH

This piece documents a Movement for Black Lives public gathering for mourning, celebration, and community-building in an auditorium in Cleveland in 2015 to memorialize those shot by police. Brothers, cousins, fathers, mothers, and sisters stand at the podium to say the names of their departed family members killed by police violence. Families share stories of their loved ones’ favorite foods and music, hobbies, and events in their lives. The video ends with the audience chanting “We have nothing to lose but our chains. We gonna be all right.”