Nationwide — Betrayal of a Nation, an award-winning documentary, indicts the U.S government on 18 charges committed against Black and Brown citizens. It premiered during Black History Month 2021. The documentary intertwines scripted courtroom dialog with out-of-court real-life interviews used as trial testimonies and evidence.
Director Brandi Webb suggests these interviews highlight oppressive acts such as the destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK, and the execution of civil rights leaders. She wants viewers to gain knowledge about these events and imagine a world where the government is held responsible. Testimonies include interviews from the mothers of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (Twin sister of Terence Crutcher), Ajamu Baraka, Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper, and several others.
Betrayal of a Nation educates viewers via a front-row seat to the social injustices and pain inflicted on African-Americans by government agencies that have been dismissive to their communities at large. The documentary is available to rent at BetrayalofaNation.com using the Vimeo platform. Rentals are $17.
Betrayal of a Nation won an Award of Merit at the IndieFest Film Festival and a Special Mention award in the African-American Category.
“Betrayal of a Nation speaks to the awakening of all America’s tricks that have kept a knee on our necks. The film must be seen by all newly woke-minded people who say America wrote a check and now it’s time to cash,” stated radio personality, Tamera Fair, (iHeart Radio) who advocates for reparations in the documentary.
“It’s just so powerful to see that people are putting a spotlight on the injustices that are perpetuated not just today but you know, throughout history… As she (Director Brandi Webb) does this documentary, Tamir Rice’s blood still speaks, Eric Garner’s blood still speaks, Terence Crutcher’s blood still speaks,” says Activist, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, twin sister of Terence Crutcher.
Promotional content can be viewed on the documentary’s social media platforms. Visit Facebook.com/betrayalofanation and follow @BetrayalofANation on Instagram.
Following the 2016 murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Director Webb became frustrated and furious with countless acquittals and non-indictments of police officers. She created Betrayal of a Nation to explore the social injustices in America.
Recent outcries and protests surrounding the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others made clear the need for a real-life indictment on U.S. government policies and practices. Director Webb believes anything is possible.
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