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    MSM coverage re MB movie -- a documentary (?)

    The film "Stranger Fruit" re MB shooting & aftermath was screened Saturday at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin TX. NYT link below has 2:32 min vid clip (I believe from movie; I haven't seen yet.)

    First: St Louis metro coverage, w bbm & sbm below.

    "Filmmaker Jason Pollock argues that Brown first exchanged a small amount of marijuana with store clerks for two boxes of cigarillos in his early morning visit that day...
    At the last second before leaving the store, Brown gave the cigarillos back to the store clerks who put them behind the counter, according to the clip. The documentary asserts that Brown left the merchandise at the store to retrieve at a later point.After Brown was shot by then- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson later that day near Canfield Green Apartments, police released video of Brown strong arming his way out of the same store with cigarillos. His encounter with Wilson soon followed...
    “Mike did not rob the store,” says the film narrator.
    “It was a misunderstanding,” Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, adds."

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c...72e471791.html (Mar 11, 2017)


    Second: NYT, bbm & sbm below.
    New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case (Mar 11, 2017)
    "....The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died. He approaches the counter, hands over an item that appears to be a small bag and takes a shopping sack filled with cigarillos. Mr. Brown is shown walking toward the door with the sack, then turning around and handing the cigarillos back across the counter before exiting.
    "Jason Pollock, a documentary filmmaker who acquired the new tape, says the footage challenges the police narrative that Mr. Brown committed a strong-armed robbery when he returned to the store around noon that day. Instead, Mr. Pollock believes that the new video shows Mr. Brown giving a small bag of marijuana to store employees and receiving cigarillos in return as part of a negotiated deal. Mr. Pollock said Mr. Brown left the cigarillos behind the counter for safekeeping....."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/u...rsm=Email&_r=1 (Mar 11)

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    About the filmmaker Jason Pollock

    Some info re filmmaker Jason Pollock, per imdb.com, sourced from his agency "Boom Content." bbm

    "Jason Pollock is a filmmaker, writer and Founder of Boom Content. Boom Content is Pollock's creative agency, which operates in NYC, LA, DC, and STL....

    "....Prior to making his own films, Pollock worked with director and producer to Michael Moore* from 2003 - 2006.Throughout this time Pollock aided Moore with several high profile films such as: 'Dude Where's My Country', 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'Slacker Uprising'. Pollock coordinated a 60 cities in 30 day tour for Moore on his Slacker Uprising Tour in 2004. In 2005 Pollock became of one of the 5 original founders of Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival.

    - IMDb Mini Biography By: Boom Content Jason Pollock."

    ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1660671/news?year=2007 ^


    *
    Michael Moore, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601619/?ref_=nv_sr_1. < --- See list of "documentaries" Moore produced.
    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moore bio


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