Sometimes the quest for racial justice isn’t black and white.

Down a Dark Stairwell Independent Lens

Premiered April 12, 2021
Down a Dark Stairwell

Down a Dark Stairwell chronicles the tragic shooting of Akai Gurley, an innocent Black man, in Brooklyn, and the trial and subsequent conviction of the Chinese American police officer, Peter Liang, who pulled the trigger, casting a powerful light on the experiences of two marginalized communities thrust into an uneven criminal justice system together.

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