Directed by Brad Lichtenstein • Documentary • With Claudaire Motley, Victoria Davison, Nathan King • 2021 • 94 minutes
This unscripted feature follows five years in the life of Claude Motley as he tries to recover mentally and physically from being shot in the face by carjacker Nathan King, a 15 year-old boy at the time. Diverted from his legal career, Claude must persist through multiple surgeries, catastrophic health care bills and stress on his family while remaining engaged in the criminal justice journey determining his shooter's fate. Torn between punishment and the injustice of mass incarceration of young black men, Claude reflects on his own life and it's similarity to Nathan's. As he struggles to heal, mentally and physically, he ultimately discovers that the path to recovery leads to forgiveness.