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Film 2 - Police Brutality

On December 12, 2016, Bakersfield Police shot and killed a 73 year-old grandfather, Francisco Serna, while he was out walking near his home. This film follows the Serna family and others’ pursuit for justice and respect. Through interviews with family members who have lost relatives to police violence, the video illustrates the pain and the movement to demand justice in the California town with the highest per capita rate of police homicide in the country.

Director: Marcos Nieves

Featured Interview:

  • Laura Serna, Activist; Francisco Serna's daughter

 

“I want my father to be remembered for the change we want to see in Bakersfield. We want to feel safe. I want him to be remembered for the person who started that change.”

- Laura Serna

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