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Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

14+
QC:  13+
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On August 23, 1989, 16 year old African American boy Yusuf Hawkins was innocently killed by an Italian mob in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Heavily covered by the media at the time, Hawkins' death sparked protest and a deep racial divide throughout Bensonhurst and New York City. On the 30th anniversary, this film revisits the tragedy through interviews with community leaders, Brooklyn citizens and parties related to the case, and extensive archival footage to uncover the impetus of Hawkins' death and highlight the systemic racism rooted within American communities still existing today.
Documentary, Crime

  • 14+
  • Mature Themes

  • QC: 13+
  • Thèmes pour adultes

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  • Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

    Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

    A look at the events surrounding the murder of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager in Brooklyn, who was killed in by a group of white youths.

    1h 39m 31s En

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