Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

2020, Documentary, 1h 40m

15 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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Storm Over Brooklyn's limited scope may disappoint viewers seeking a comprehensive examination of racial inequity in New York City circa 1989, but this poignant documentary does justice to the memory of Yusuf Hawkins the person. Read critic reviews

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Racial tensions come to a boil when an angry mob murders Black teenager Yusuf Hawkins in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 23, 1989. The aftermath of Hawkins' death leads to a social movement as his family and community protesters demand justice.

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