originally by: theGrio
published: 30 July 2012
After months of speculation, filming of a movie about Oscar Grant is underway in the East Bay. Producers with Forest Whitaker’s film company confirm that filming will take place at BART stations and other locations throughout the East Bay through the end of the month.
Grant’s family says moviemakers hope to capture the 48 hours that proceeded the 2009 New Year’s morning shooting in the film called “Fruitvale.”
“It’s important for people to realize he was human. He was a father. He was a son. He was an uncle. He was a nephew,” said Grant’s uncle, Bobby Johnson.
“We won’t rest until we have honoured Oscar Grant by winning justice for his family and ending police brutality in Oakland.” Those were the words of Dereca Blackmon, one of the principal organizers of a rally and march of nearly 1,000 people on 7th January 2009, to protest the killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant early on New Year’s Day by police on an Oakland transit station platform.
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