Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

NAME OF FILM: SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND

DIRECTOR(S): Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

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GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: Three days after being pulled over for failing to signal during a lane change, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell, her death quickly ruled a suicide. As if these circumstances weren’t suspect enough, the fact that she was an outspoken Black Lives Matter activist, and the murky evidence provided by the Waller County, Texas law officials, spurred nationwide public outcry on social media and protests in the streets. Following her family’s two year investigation and court case, this gripping documentary by Academy Award–nominated filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner (The Newburgh Sting, TCFF 2014) delves into the multitude of difficult questions surrounding her arrest and death, giving voice to the victim herself by weaving in video of Bland from her web series, “Sandra Speaks.”