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

Heartbreaking documentary.

CanOttMom
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12 hours 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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21 days ago

An excellent look into the lived so thrown into chaos after losing a mentally ill family member being shot by police. I would never wish this on anyone and I will pray his mother, father and brothers some day get the peace they very much deserve.

ShannonLR
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a month ago

This was a great documentary!! As a mother to a 23 year old black man I can only imagine if it was me how I would handle it. The only thing that was not addressed in detail is why the people at Starbucks felt the need to call the police more then once just Because Dontre was laying on the park bench!? They basically got him killed.

kimsue
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a month ago

This was a great documentary!! As a mother to a 23 year old black man I can only imagine if it was me how I would handle it. The only thing that was not addressed in detail is why the people at Starbucks felt the need to call the police more then once just Because Dontre was laying on the park bench!? They basically got him killed.

kimsue
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a month ago