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Yance Ford United States, 2017

Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Strong Island

3-3.5. Visually powerful and touching. But because the events being interrogated by Ford are relatively straightforward and the documentary so steeped in impression, at a certain point it becomes a bit repetitive and emotionally exhausting. But it is honest about what it is from the start, and I respect it as a meditation on death and the way tragedy can quietly unravel a family.