Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Tragic Lesson of Injustice
Kalief was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Being arrested for a case of a “stolen backpack” waited 3 years to claim his innocence. His family, specially his mother Venida didn’t gave up on him either. This emotional documentary explains in cruel details Kalief experiences from the moment of his unfairly arrest, waited in the confusing paperwork of the court system and subdued to violent physical, mental abuse and restriction to put him in isolation through solitary confinement at Rikers, causing irreparable mental and emotional trauma that it was too little too late to fix it and address it. But Browder continue to move on with his life and denounce the injustice of the court system and the prison system as well and his plight of milions of Black males being place in a unfair, unjust system. Instead of being a positive story of redemption and truth, it turned into a lesson and a reality that even if the hope is lost, first with Kalief taking his own life and later his mother died of a broken, weakened heart, his experience, his pain is a reminder that the justice is still blind, and still there’s issues that has to be addressed regarding young Black males across the nation.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Motivated, Uplifting, Impressive
A simple but beautiful story, from the creators of two great Christian movies “Fireproof” and “Courageous” centers it’s main subject on this third installment: Prayer. The Jordan family have it all, but they’re in constant bickering with each other, while her daughter is being neglected by the two. Elizabeth the wife suddenly meets Clara, an old outspoken woman who teaches her the fundamentals of praying and develop a great friendship with her and also develop trust with God.
This positive, uplifting movie will inspire, make you share a tear or more and motivate your life to have a true and real relationship with God, without the bad acting.
Rating: 5 out of 5