State of Fear: Murder and Memory on Black Wall Street

directed by:

J.D. Thompson

"Tulsa, Oklahoma is renowned as “the oil capitol of the world” - once home to the most prosperous black community in the United States known as “Black Wall Street.” In 1921, after members of the KKK had effectively taken control of the city, Black Wall Street was destroyed in a massacre known as “The Tulsa Race Riot.” The official name of the Black Wall Street district was the Greenwood District. After the 1921 massacre, it was renamed the Brady District for Tulsa’s Ku Klux Klan affiliated Mayor. Ever since, the area has known extensive, community-wide victimization by racist members of the Tulsa law enforcement community. In April, 2015, a Reserve Deputy of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office killed Eric Harris, an unarmed suspect, as he ran from members of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest and conviction of the deputy, a grand jury investigation and the conviction of the Tulsa County Sheriff, Stanley Glanz for his responsibility in deaths as well as his role in the rape of an underage girl, civil rights abuses and other offenses carried out by senior officers under his command. State of Fear is the story of a community in the grip of powerful, corrupt and dangerous public officials and how black and white residents joined together to demand justice."

Project Specs:

Documentary

00:19:44

United States

2016-05-25

COMPETITION RESULTS

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FILM COMPETITION
Short
Feature
Web-Short
Music Video
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Best Short Film
NOMINEE
WINNER
Best Feature/Featurette Film
Best Student Film
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Web-Short
CATEGORY AWARDS
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Original Score
State of Fear: Murder and Memory on Black Wall Street
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
WINNER - Best Documentary
Yes
No

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