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In “Strong Island,” Yance Ford, the director, speaks directly to the camera about his brother’s murder 20 years ago, and about the resultant shattering of his family. The camera is close to Ford’s intense face, very close, almost blotting out the pitch-black background. The effect of this attention-getting choice (distinguishing it from the more straightforward presentation of the other interview subjects) is to immerse the viewer in the claustrophobia of grief, helpless anger and “unfinished business,” experienced by the filmmaker. “Strong Island” is both personal memoir and factual investigation into the sketchy circumstances under which his brother was murdered, seemingly in cold blood, by a white car mechanic. Formal in its style, “Strong Island” has an urgency underlying every scene. The story is not as cut and dry as it seems. It may be the case that a little bit of distance might have helped the film, might have moved the focus just a little further back to get a more complete picture. There are questions that circle around themselves, endlessly, providing no broader outlook. However, by the same token, it is that very lack of objectivity that makes “Strong Island” the experience that it is. It is a very tough film to shake.
Told in a non-linear fashion, “Strong Island” is a portrait of upward mobility revealing a trap hidden underneath. Ford’s parents moved to New York City as newlyweds, escaping the Jim Crow South. Ford’s mother (a captivating interview subject) was a teacher who created a school up near Riker’s Island to help ex-con women complete their education. Mr. Ford had dreams of being an engineer (Ford painstakingly lays out his father’s draughtsman’s equipment as Exhibit A) but in the meantime got a job as a subway conductor on the J Line. Once they started a family, they moved to the Long Island suburb Central Islip, populated by African-American civil servant homeowners. Ford’s laying out of the setup and history of that residential area, the zoning laws that made it possible, the well-meaning intent, the economic pitfalls, is masterful. His mother hated it in Central Islip. As far as she was concerned, it was back to the segregation she thought she had escaped. “Everyone was black!” she exclaims in an interview. When you left your neighborhood you went into white territory where the rules were different.
Examining the violent death of the filmmaker’s brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe’s wake, challenging us to change.
In “Strong Island,” Yance Ford, the director, speaks directly to the camera about his brother’s murder 20 years ago, and about the resultant, Barbara Dunmore Ford, the mother of William Ford Jr., in an old family photo, as seen in the documentary “Strong Island.” Yance Ford has made a haunting cinematic memoir, but as an exploration of his brother’s 1992 murder it’s more meditation than investigation.