The Monopoly of Violence ★★★

NYFF 2020: film #3

“only the state has the right to be violent. when we respond to that violence, we go to jail. we risk losing our children, we risk our jobs, our lifestyle, even if our lifestyle isn’t great”

as timely as ever. real footage of police brutality paints a horrifying picture as interviews weave in and out, the speakers commenting the the clips and sometimes even arguing opposing sides with each other. i’m not that well versed with the specifics of french politics, but it’s chilling to see the similarities between france and what’s been going on in america, especially this year. anyways... ACAB