The Blood is at the Doorstep

The Blood is at the Doorstep

Directed by Erik Ljung

On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer responding to a non-emergency wellness check in a popular downtown park. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre's death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them.

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.

Cast: Police Chief Edward Flynn, Michael Bell Sr., Nathaniel Hamilton, Damelon Perkins, Maria Hamilton, Nathaniel Hamilton Jr.

Member Reviews

This documentary is an excellent insight into what goes on behind the scene for all parties involved. Until all lives are valued as equal, and people are not acting out of bias and fear, these stories must continue to be told.

ladyleggett
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4 months ago

This brought to tears! It's so powerful! These crooked cops must be held accountable! Black lives DO MATTER!!

rbent
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4 months ago

I am sorry to the family of Dontre, b

BlueLivesMatter
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6 months ago

Heartbreaking documentary.

CanOttMom
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7 months ago

heartbreaking and sad what this family is going through , there is no justice so by the end of watching this you feel a bit hopelessly sad.

susu
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8 months ago