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Shadow & Act: SXSW Review: The Fight for Black Lives Gets Personal in 'The Blood is at The Doorstep’
On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police office responding to a non-emergency wellness check in a popular downtown park.
The Blood is at the Doorstep is a story about one family’s quest for answers, justice, and reform.
Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre's death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they channel their grief into community organizing in an attempt to reset the narrative. Offering a painfully realistic glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy in what the Hollywood Reporter calls «a clear-eyed film that finds hope within terrible circumstances, and strength within heartbreak.»