Netflix crime doc 'Strong Island' will tackle historical injustice and 1992 murder of young black teacher
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Netflix crime doc 'Strong Island' will tackle historical injustice and 1992 murder of young black teacher

Netflix's new true crime documentary is sure to make some waves. However, it's different, as the focus is not on catching a killer or delving into a criminal's mindset — but rather a look at the society that caused it.

Strong Island is Yance Ford’s emotional documentary on the life, death and quest for justice for his brother, William’s 1992 murder in Long Island. A black 24-year-old teacher, William Ford was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19-year-old mechanic. The case was never brought to trial and an all-white jury failed to indict.

“A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice," said Netflix.

Watch the trailer below: