I Can’t Breathe
I Can’t Breathe
IT HAS TAKEN THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA TO WAKE US UP TO WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE
George Floyd’s death under the knee of a white police officer unleashed a wave of grief and anger across America – and the horror reverberated around the globe. As that wave reached international shores, thousands of people came out to protest their own experiences of racism and violence.
This unmissable documentary is a searing and profoundly moving story from political journalist, author and filmmaker Stan Grant. In this deeply personal piece, Stan gives voice to the frustration and hurt that has defined the life experience of so many first nation people and explores why the death of George Floyd resonates so profoundly - “There in that moment he became every black life. There captured on video was every person enslaved…Every nameless faceless person who were told their lives did not matter.”
In this confronting program, other Aboriginal Australians talk of their experiences with authority and government that have left them feeling like second class citizens. Along with anger there is also a deep well spring of sadness. Stan also speaks to leading intellectual and creative thinkers in America, including the revered civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, who calls on all people that have suffered racism to keep their hopes alive.
"I want to be heard. I am here. I am a human being. See me." Stan Grant
A Four Corners story
Awards / Reviews
Walkley Awards For Excellence in Journalism 2020: Finalist - Coverage of Indigenous Affairs