Celebrities like Michael B. Jordan, Sophia Dawson, Michael K. Williams and Danny Glover and others are appearing in a powerful new police brutality PSA titled ‘Against The Wall’. The PSA is from the Harry Belafonte founded non profit Sankofa. In the clip the celebrities are completely silent and the infamous 911 call made by George Zimmerman describing Trayvon Martin as “a real suspicious guy” is featured.
“We thought it would prove powerful to place these celebrated people in the same positions that too many within the black community face — being forced against the wall, hands up, on the ground and eventually shot dead by police,” director Gerard Bush explained in a statement. “You can see and feel the same pain, bewilderment, fear, humiliation in the faces of these celebrated people, as you could imagine would have been on the faces of the victims themselves.”