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MOVIE TALK: MARVIN BOOKER WAS MURDERED

By Wade Gardner

With Mari Newman - Subject, Civil rights attorney for the Booker's, Wade Gardner-Director Elizabeth Booker- Subject Darold Killmer, subject. Booker's lead attorney

As Marvin Booker, a homeless street preacher, was being booked into the Denver Detention Center, he was beaten to death by five jail guards. The event was caught on tape and witnessed by more than 20 people. After the jail guards beat him, the deputies carried him into an isolation cell where he was left laying on the cement floor. Deputies claimed he was still alive after leaving the cell. The City of Denver neither indicted nor reprimanded any of the deputies involved.Because the Booker family never settled with city administrators, the case wound its way to a stunning federal civil trial. The film covers how the Booker family, along with their two incredible attorneys, fought to restore Marvin's civil rights. The case of Marvin Booker vs. the City of Denver reveals how a municipality participated in a cover-up and failed to properly investigate those involved and protect a citizen’s constitutional rights, choosing instead to protect The Thin Blue Line.   . MOVIE-TALK A panel discussion will follow with the film director Wade Gardner , on the themes of injustice, police brutality, humain rights and the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada and the USA.

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Title

MOVIE TALK: MARVIN BOOKER WAS MURDERED

Director

Wade Gardner

Country

USA

Year

2017

Category

Documentary Features Films

Duration

110'

Language

English

Actors