The Nebraska Premiere of The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

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This film is based on the true story of the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. (Faison). He was a 68-year-old African-American army veteran who was suffering from bipolar disorder and was sleeping peacefully in his apartment when his medical alert system was mistakenly activated. Emergency services, including police officers, were dispatched to check on him. Two hours later, the police officers, who were charged with ensuring Kenneth's health and safety, shot him to death. What happened in the intervening hours was a harrowing tale of fear, abuse, misunderstanding, and strength in the face of insurmountable odds. The filmmakers worked with the family of Kenneth Chamberlain and also used court records and trial audio to recreate the events that led to this tragedy.

Writer/director/producer David Midell will be in attendance and a part of the Q & A.

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