17 Stories of Injustice to Watch After When They See Us
Fruitvale Station is a fictionalized version of a true story, and as such, it feels appropriately outraged about the story it’s telling. The movie follows Oscar Grant on the last day of his life. Despite being a young, healthy, black man, we see that he’s gunned down by an agitated cop on New Year’s Eve.
The story is one of countless examples of police shootings of unarmed black men that have resonated in the media in recent years. Oscar’s life was cut tragically short, and Fruitvale Station highlights that tragedy well. It also features star turns from Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler, who still work together today. (Black Panther, anyone?)