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Monday, May 24, 2021

WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Film Review May 24, 2021 Eclectic Arts


Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer

Magnetbox Films
Reviewed: 5/24/2021

Rating: 5 / 5





The documentary from A.J. Ali is compelling from beginning to end. The film interviews different community members, law enforcement of course, and activists about the ongoing issue of the divide between the African American community and the police.  It also shows the difference between the community police patrols (and their mission) and those in other departments.


Of course this film is (well, unfortunately due to 2020’s events) timely and I wish I could say that we’ve come far from the copyright on this film of 2017 to now. We all know, regardless of where you stand on this important issue, that we have a lot of work to do and there are many viewpoints to the issue.


I won’t hijack it by yet another voice but the film itself does a really superb job of not sugar coating anything without being preachy at the same time.



 

The acronym L.O.V.E. is the answer is fundamentally correct. Learn. Open. Volunteer. Empower. Those are the key words from the definition of L.O.V.E. but there is much more to each action.


And, again, as we’ve seen from the events of 2020, we have a long way to go before the foundation of systematic racism and the role law enforcement plays in that begins to crack.


Recommended.


Best,
Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts

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