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Talk, The: Race in America 1x114

The Talk tackles the issue of young people of color in the United States and the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country—how they should interact with the police if they are detained. This two-hour documentary presents five personal stories from parents, children and police and is filmed in different communities all across the U.S., revealing the current state of race in America.

The stories include interviews with academics, police force members, community activists and family members. Among those to be profiled are Christi Griffin, an activist and founder of the“Ethics Project”; Samaria Rice, the mother of a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park; Reverend Catherine Brown, who was assaulted by Chicago Police in front of her children in her own car; Trevena Garel, a retired New York City Police Department sergeant who has investigated allegations of misconduct involving both uniformed and/or civilian members of the NYPD; and members of the South Carolina Police Training Academy, who share the protocols for using lethal force and describe the danger from a police officer’s point of view.