Nationwide — Betrayal of a Nation, an award-winning documentary, indicts the U.S government on 18 charges committed against Black and Brown citizens. It premieres during Black History Month on February 26, 2021. The documentary intertwines scripted courtroom dialog with out-of-court real-life interviews used as trial testimonies and evidence.
Director Brandi Webb suggests these interviews highlight oppressive acts such as the destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK, and the execution of civil rights leaders. She wants viewers to gain knowledge about these events and imagine a world where the government is held responsible. Testimonies include interviews from the mothers of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (Twin sister of Terence Crutcher), Ajamu Baraka, Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper, and several others.
Betrayal of a Nation educates viewers via a front-row seat to the social injustices and pain inflicted on African-Americans by government agencies that have been dismissive to their communities at large. The documentary is available to rent at www.betrayalofanation.com using the Vimeo platform. Rentals are $17. Pre-orders allow viewers to rent before the film’s release date and gives them 72 hours of access from the date of release. Click here to watch the trailer.