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'Fruitvale Station' confronts race, injustice in Gant death

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Long before the controversy of Trayvon Martin swept America, there was Oscar Gant. The unarmed 22-year-old was shot and killed by a San Francisco Bay Area transit officer in 2009.

The killing and ensuing trial resulted in protests and a nationwide outcry for justice.

"Fruitvale Station," based on Gant's death, is the first feature-length film for young writer and director Ryan Coogler. He sat down with Good Day Atlanta's Karen Graham Wednesday to talk about the film's impact, success and a little something called Oscar.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE TO WATCH THIS FULL INTERVIEW!

More info:
"Fruitvale Station" web site
‘Follow' the movie at Twitter


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