American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

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By depicting real-life witnesses and actual evidence in a courtroom setting, American Trial will tell the story of the trial that may have occurred had NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo been indicted for the killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Using the trial as a conduit, this documentary will examine accountability, race and police/civilian relations in New York City and beyond.


Critic Reviews for American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

All Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (1)

  • American Trial and its portrayal of the broken American legal system seems so real that it doesn't just convey Snipe Garner's helplessness but also amplifies it.

    Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately this is not a film many will sit all the way through, the story and message being lost to audiences with less patience and attention span that the filmmakers were intending.

    Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Producer/writer/director Roee Messinger has created an astonishing film, a video that contemplates what if. It tackles themes of race, police brutality, stop and frisk and the plusses and minuses of our judicial system.

    Oct 14, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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