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Fruitvale Station Raises Awareness About Racial Profilingi
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July 12, 2013 10:49 PM
Before he even began to film the drama Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler was personally invested in the story. The San Francisco-born, African American director witnessed days of turmoil after the murder of Oscar Grant III, another African American, by transit police in nearby Oakland. Ryan Coogler says the film tells the story of what could be any young black man in America today. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.

Fruitvale Station Raises Awareness About Racial Profiling

Published July 12, 2013

Before he even began to film the drama Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler was personally invested in the story. The San Francisco-born, African American director witnessed days of turmoil after the murder of Oscar Grant III, another African American, by transit police in nearby Oakland. Ryan Coogler says the film tells the story of what could be any young black man in America today. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.


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