Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma received a theatrical release and qualified for the Academy Awards in the Documentary Category.
Minnesota Looks Ahead to the Oscars
One of 138 Qualifying Documentaries
The murder of George Floyd changed the world. As protests erupted worldwide, one group traveled to Minnesota to stand in solidarity with the families of those impacted by police violence. They reached out to politicians and invited them to grieve with the community. For several days nobody came but what these men would accomplish was a surprise to them.
That last day, candidates and sitting politicians appeared to stand in solidarity with the people. The demands that these men had been making of all the politicians they contacted were being heard and heeded.
But like all movements, there were those standing by to hi-jack their peaceful protest with the stigma of violence. These agitators were stopped from turning the protest violent. Surrounded by police, in a very dangerous situation, there was a narrow path to victory and achievement. These men were able to navigate treacherous waters.
But one of them was arrested trying to stop a protester from attacking a police officer.
James Rivera Jr.
We were in Minnesota when the buildings were on fire in the immediate aftermath of the George Floyd Murder. Our George Floyd Protest led to a motion picture film being created called Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma.
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