Cincinnati Goddamn Tackles an Old But Relevant Story

The film provides detailed reporting on the fatal Cincinnati Police shootings.

In the wake of the Samuel DuBose shooting, the unrest of 2001—riots, protests, police reform—doesn’t seem so very far away. It’s also a tragic yet prescient case of timing for April Martin and Paul Hill’s new documentary, Cincinnati Goddamn. The film provides detailed reporting on the fatal Cincinnati Police shootings of Timothy Thomas (2001) and Roger Owensby Jr. (2000) through some great local footage and interviews—including the late Manning Marable, Dayton, Ohio–born and a singular scholar, dropping science—in addition to a glaring sense of how far we have (and haven’t) come.

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