KCETLink TV to Broadcast Documentary by Film & Media Professors Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson
Link TV Presents Emmy Nominated Documentary, ‘Every Mother’s Son’
Powerful Film Spotlights Police Misconduct, and the Tragic Loss of Three Unarmed Men and the Mothers Who Mourn Them
San Francisco, Calif. – Nov. 27, 2013 – Nearly a decade ago, law enforcement practices in many of America’s major cities were undeniably aggressive, intimidating and violent. Police brutality often made headlines and victims spoke out against abuse by the police. Next month, Link TV presents the Emmy® nominated documentary, Every Mother’s Son, which explores the devastating impact of police misconduct as three New York mothers unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice after the tragic deaths of their sons. The documentary airs Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. PST and Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. EST on Link TV (DirectTV 375 and DISH Network 9410).
Directed by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson, Every Mother’s Son, is a portrait of three New York mothers who lost their sons in the late 1990s when “zero tolerance" policing practices were rampant. The deaths of their sons – Amadou Diallo, a young West African man who was shot 41 times; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew who was shot outside his Brooklyn home – sparked outrage and public protests.
“This film provides an honest and careful examination of an important issue that continues to plague our society,” said Bohdan Zachary, Vice President, Broadcast, Syndication and Production for KCETLink. “We are proud to partner with such gifted filmmakers to deliver an uncompromising commentary about police brutality and its aftermath on families and communities.”