Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

2018 | USA | NR | 105 min.


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Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:105 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kate Davis
David Heilbroner
Produced by:David Heilbroner
Kate Davis
Cinematography:Tom Bergmann
Kate Davis
Editing By:David Heilbroner
Kate Davis


Three days after being pulled over for failing to signal during a lane change, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell, her death quickly ruled a suicide. As if these circumstances weren’t suspect enough, the fact that she was an outspoken Black Lives Matter activist, and the murky evidence provided by the Waller County, Texas law officials, spurred nationwide public outcry on social media and protests in the streets. Following her family’s two year investigation and court case, this gripping documentary by Academy Award–nominated filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner (The Newburgh Sting, TCFF 2014) delves into the multitude of difficult questions surrounding her arrest and death, giving voice to the victim herself by weaving in video of Bland from her web series, “Sandra Speaks.” Don’t miss this deftly crafted film which is essential viewing as part of the continuing conversation of racial injustice in America. IN PERSON: Director David Heilbroner; Producer Nancy Talcott; Subject Shante Needham.