Documentary Feature | 107 minutes

HIFF 2017

 Views from Long Island

Directed by
Yance Ford

Produced by
Joslyn Barnes, Yance Ford,, Executive Produced by Danny Glover, Laura Poitras, Susan Rockefeller

2017 | English | USA/Denmark

The dynamics of family, loss, and racial injustice converge in Yance Ford’s haunting meditation on the senseless death of his brother in 1992 and the judicial system’s failure to indict the killer. Moving beyond the tropes of traditional nonfiction filmmaking, Ford skillfully balances memoir with true crime investigation—interspersing intimate conversations with his family and revelatory moments of catharsis against the backdrop of the racial disparity that plagues our society. A work of profound resonance and relevance, STRONG ISLAND is a powerful examination of one grieving family’s quest for the truth.