Yance Ford on Strong Island, a documentary about the murder of his brother, William.

Filmmaker Yance Ford Confronts Injustice—and His Own Grief—in His New True Crime Documentary

Filmmaker Yance Ford Confronts Injustice—and His Own Grief—in His New True Crime Documentary

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Sept. 29 2017 11:15 AM

Strong Island Director Yance Ford

The filmmaker describes the journey to making his new, deeply personal documentary about the murder of his brother, William Ford Jr.

Yance Ford
Yance Ford

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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris sits down with Yance Ford to discuss his documentary, Strong Island, about the murder of his brother, William Ford Jr. But first, Kate Erbland, an editor at IndieWire, stops by to discuss a series of sexual assault allegations affecting both the national theater chain Alamo Drafthouse and the long-running pop culture website Ain’t It Cool News.

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