In 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland had no intention of becoming a martyr for police and authoritative accountability. However, that is essentially what happened. Now HBO will revisit all the events leading up to her tragic fate.
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland afford viewers with an exclusive view as filmmakers, Kate Davis and David Heilbroner work alongside the Bland family as well as their legal team, during a two year legal battle with Texas authorities.
Ultimately, the battle ended with the family receiving a settlement of $1.9 million in wrongful death lawsuit. The arresting officer, Brian Encinia would soon find himself without a job. In addition, he was also indicted but charges were later dropped,
Interestingly, the documentary will include 30 “Sandy Speaks” video blogs, which Sandra created herself. These clips show a woman who embraced her blackness wholeheartedly. She covers topics ranging from keeping black youth informed on their history, police brutality and natural hair.
The two-hour documentary will debut at some point this year. In other new’s, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premieres Monday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on Paramount Network.
.@HBO Documentary Slate for 2018: Seven of 12 documentaries announced are directed by women: “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,” “The Oslo Diaries,” “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” and more: https://t.co/uybZHDhltF pic.twitter.com/H4vlAS1TyU
— Women and Hollywood (@WomenaHollywood) July 27, 2018