The Blood Is at the Doorstep

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After Dontre Hamilton is shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform.

Cast & Crew

Jesse Jackson
Scott Walker
Yvonne Huff
Executive Producer
Jason Delane Lee
Executive Producer
Erik Ljung
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Michael T. Vollmann
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Critic Reviews for The Blood Is at the Doorstep

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  • [Director Erik] Ljung explores [Dontre Hamilton's] case history in moving detail.

    April 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Ljung's clear-eyed film finds hope within terrible circumstances, and strength within heartbreak.

    March 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • To those unable to process the exponential proliferation of police shootings ending unarmed black men's live in recent years, each new case begins to blur into one unending nightmare.

    July 16, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • A film like The Blood Is at the Doorstep might help change the conversation by humanizing the victims and highlighting how an issue of civil rights for one group has the potential to become an issue of safety for the larger society.

    March 21, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ljung devoted three years to following them [the Hamilton family], and it's always a pleasure to see such passionate, dedicated work pay off.

    January 30, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…
  • [Erik] Ljung's willingness to let the film breath, to let those gunshots play out in real time, and to hold on interviewees for a few moments after they have stopped talking gives the film a sense of reflection amidst all the heated emotions.

    April 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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