George Floyd would have turned 47 on October 14, but his life was cut short when he was murdered by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. In honor of his birthday, Brave New Films shared a short titled "No Justice No Peace" that features footage of Floyd's death and other tragic racial injustices, spliced with protest coverage and President Trump's response to it all.
The video is soundtracked by Tom Morello's 2014 track "Marching on Ferguson," which was inspired by the death of Michael Brown.
“For too long, people of color have been told when, how and how loud we should use our voices. Silence hasn’t been enough to protect us. Breonna Taylor was silently sleeping when she was murdered. Quiet pleas have not worked. George Floyd pled faintly with the cops as they kneeled on his back until his last breath. This summer, once again, we raised our voices in protest, and the world took notice,” Morello said of the film. “We will not be told to maintain hushed tones about anger, pain and discontent with the status quo. This song and this film are a middle finger to the silence that ‘polite society’ has asked of people in pain. From the streets to the ballot boxes, we will make our voices heard.”
Watch "No Justice No Peace" below.
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