Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO)
This film revisits the tragic 1989 death of an African American teen at the hands of an Italian mob in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
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About This Movie
On August 23, 1989, 16 year old African American boy Yusuf Hawkins was innocently killed by an Italian mob in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, sparking protest and a deep racial divide. On the 30th anniversary, this film revisits the tragedy through interviews and archival footage to uncover the impetus of Hawkins’ death and highlight the systemic racism still existing today.
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