NY TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MY BLACK SON

Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster of the New York Times produced the Op-Doc, A Conversation With My Black Son.

The five-minute documentary includes parents discussing the struggles they face with telling their black sons how to be careful as they grow up and become targets of racial profiling. The parents also discuss the conversations their parents had with them.

The filming is very simple. The parents are in front of a black screen and there is no underlining music. This form of filming is effective for the topic of the documentary and allows for viewers to solely focus on the content.

The parents are articulate and provide effective anecdotes. At the end of the film, the parents show pictures of their son. This allows for viewers to finally put the face of a son to a parent.

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