Every Mother's Son now comes with these bonus DVD Features:
Commentary by directors Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold
NYPD BLUES a short documentary featuring candid interviews with police about their job.
MY NAME IS MILTA a short documentary about Milta Calderon, whose son was killed by a police officer in Brooklyn, NY.
Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo and Doris Busch Boskey (left to right).
EVERY MOTHER'S SON was chosen to be part of National Video Resources' Human Rights Video Project, a national library project created to increase the public's awareness of human rights issues through the medium of documentary films. EVERY MOTHER'S SON was one of 12 documentary films selected by a panel of human rights professionals, librarians and filmmakers. The collection was distributed free of charge to 300 public libraries nationwide, and 50 libraries received funding to create screening and discussion programs in collaboration with local advocacy organizations.
EVERY MOTHER'S SON is a portrait of three women who have paid the ultimate price for the aggressive, "zero tolerance" policing practices that swept through American cities during the 1990's - each lost an unarmed child at the hands of the law. Over the course of seven years Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson followed Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo and Doris Busch Boskey as they negotiated the difficult journey from individual trauma to collective action. Dealing with the repercussions of their children's deaths upon their lives, they come together and learn how to organize within their communities and speak out about the need to rethink and reform policing.
EVERY MOTHER'S SON premiered on PBS'
national P.O.V. series and received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding
Individual Achievement in a Craft: Directing."
To download P.O.V.'s free, 23-page viewer's guide click here.