March 26, 2019
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland" with Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Free screening and Q&A with filmmakers. Say Her Name investigates the case of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago arrested in 2015 for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in her jail cell. Though ruled a suicide, her death sparked allegations of racially-motivated police murder. Ten days after Sandra's death, filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner began working closely with the family's legal team, tracking the two-year battle between Sandra's aggrieved family and Texas authorities. With disturbing, never-before-told details about the case, the film is punctuated by Sandra’s own passionate and moving commentary.