PRODUCTION MICAH SCHAFFER
DURATION 64 MIN.
Two tragic deaths
On Feb. 4, 1999, four New York City Police officers killed Amadou Diallo on his own doorstep in a hail of 41 bullets. Jesse Thyne, an American Peace Corps volunteer who lived and worked with Amadou’s family in his home village in Africa, died there less, than a year after Amadou’s shooting. “Death of Two Sons” examines the political, personal, and spiritual implications of these two deaths.
·HBO Life Through Your Lens Emerging Filmmaker Award (USA)2004
·Audience Award, Denver Pan-African Film Festival ( USA )April 2006
·Audience Award, Leeds International Film Festival ( UK )November 2006
·Best Feature Documentary, Desmond E. Lee Africa World Film FestivalJuly 2009