Black Lives • 29m
Directed by Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher and Howard Blatt • Documentary • 1974 • 30 minutes
Examining the case of Martin Sostre, a black Puerto Rican bookstore owner in Buffalo, New York who was framed on drug possession charges in 1967 and sentenced to prison, this film shows how the American justice system can be abused for purposes of political repression.
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