Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

A FILM BY: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

**There will be a Q&A with Shante Needham, Sandra's sister, and Cannon Lambert, Sandra's attorney, following the screening on Tuesday November 13th**

In 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in her jail cell. Dash cam footage revealing her violent arrest went viral, leading to national protests claiming that this was a case of racially-motivated murder. Sandra quickly became a poster child for police brutality, leaving millions to question 'What really happened to Sandra Bland?'

The filmmakers worked closely with the family and their legal team starting ten days after Sandra's death, and later Texas law enforcement, tracking the two-year battle between Sandra's aggrieved family and a trio of small-town Texas authorities. Filled with disturbing, never-before-told revelations about the case, the film is also punctuated by Sandra's own passionate video blogs which call out racism, and eerily foreshadow the questions her own death.

Part legal thriller, part parable about race in America, SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND takes viewers deep inside a story that came to polarize the nation.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 103 mins
Format: DCP