Filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe, director of (T)ERROR, recently published an open letter to the documentary community, about the recent and disturbing pattern of citizen journalists being targeted and arrested by law enforcement in response to their reporting. Those who document police killings of black and brown civilians, such as Diamond Reynolds who livestreamed the aftermath of Philando Castile's shooting, Abdullah Muflahi who documented Alton Sterling's shooting, and Chris LeDay who uploaded a video of the shooting, and many more, have been arrested and harassed for their legal actions.
Kartemquin stands with #RightToRecord and the International Documentary Association, who issued a supportive statement, asking the Department of Justice to investigate and for those in the journalistic community to contribute additional reporting.
Read more about #RightToRecord, sign the statement, and follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #RightToRecord.
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