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STRONG ISLAND 

Directed by Yance Ford


Press Coverage: New York, Nov 3rd, 2017


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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
IDA Documentary Awards: 'City of Ghosts,' 'LA 92,' and 'Strong Island' Among Best Feature Nominees" by Staff, Nov 1, 2017

NON FICTION FILM
IDA Awards nominations announced: 'Dina,' 'LA 92,' 'Faces Places' among contenders, Recognition likewise for Matthew Heineman's 'City of Ghosts' and Yance Ford's 'Strong Island',  Nov 1, 2017

SCREEN DAILY
'City of Ghosts' Among IDA Nominees, by Elbert Wyche, Nov 1, 2017

AWARDS CIRCUIT
IDA Announces 2017 Documentary Awards Nominees, by Karen M. Peterson, Nov 1, 2017

VARIETY
'City of Ghosts', 'Faces Places' Among IDA Documentary Awards Nominees, by Kristopher Tapley, Nov 1, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Cinema Eye Names Subjects from 'Faces Places' and 'Jane' Among 2017’s 'Unforgettables', by Anne Thompson, Oct 19, 2017

FILM COMMENT (PRINT)
Fall 2017 / Essential Docs, Feature, by Eric Hynes, Oct 17, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Real Moviegoers Don’t Care About Rotten Tomatoes, by Richard Brody, Oct 11, 2017

CINEPHILED
Interview: Yance Ford’s Powerful 'Strong Island' Reveals the Inequity of Our Criminal Justice System, by Danny Miller, Sept 28, 2017

DOC NYC
DOC NYC has revealed its Short List program, including 15 of the year’s stand out documentary selections, by Dor Dotson, Sept 28, 2017

INDIEWIRE
DOC NYC Announces Its Awards Short List, Including 'Icarus,' 'Jane,' and 'Strong Island', by Anne Thompson, Sept 28, 2017

THE WRAP
'Faces Places,' 'Abacus,' 'Risk' Get Oscar Boost From DOC NYC’s Short List, by Steve Pond, Sept 28, 2017

INDIEWIRE
"Strong Island" Filmmaker Yance Ford Reveals Dire State of Black America: ‘This Is What Systemic Racism Looks Like’, by Jean Bentley, Sept 18, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Mystery documentary "Strong Island" investigates a 1992 murder in New York, by Leah Greenblatt, Sept 15, 2017

ROGER EBERT
"A very tough film to shake", "Strong Island" Movie Review & Summary, by Sheila O'Malley, Sept 15, 2017

LA TIMES
Yance Ford's 'Strong Island' asks white people to 'interrogate their fear' of black bodies, by Tre'vell Anderson, Sept 15, 2017

SHADOW AND ACT
Netflix crime doc 'Strong Island' painfully explores what it means to be a black victim in America, by Nijla Mu’min, Sept 15, 2017

VOGUE
In 'Strong Island', Bringing a Murdered Brother Back to Life, by Julia Felsenthal, Sept 15, 2017

ROGER EBERT
'Strong Island' Review, by Sheila O'Malley, Sept 15, 2017

MEL Magazine
The Black Documentarian Grappling With the Murder of His Brother, by Tierney Finster, Sept 14, 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Review: ‘Strong Island’ Explores a Killing and Its Aftermath, by Ken Jaworowski, Sept 14, 2017

THE GUARDIAN
Strong Island’s Yance Ford: ‘I have no interest in giving my brother’s killer any space in this film’, Sept 13, 2017

VARIETY
International Documentary Association to Honor Filmmakers, by Dave McNary, Sept 12, 2017

ROGER EBERT
We've Heard This Song Before, by Christina NewLand, Sept 11, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Explore : 'Strong Island', by Richard Brody, Sept 11, 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Going Hyperlocal, Filmmakers Explore the Pain of Racism, by Cara Buckley, Aug 25, 2017

PEOPLE.COM
EXCLUSIVE Trailer Premiere | Netflix's Next Crime Documentary Taks A 'Deeply Intimate' Look at A 1992 Homicide, by Chris Harris, Aug 22, 2017

LITERAL MAGAZINE
Towards Faces, by Sophie Mayer, July 30, 2017

INDIEWIRE
The 8 Best Trans Directors Working Today, by Jude Dry, July 14, 2017

HUFFINGTON POST
A Guide To The Rest Of Summer 2017’s Netflix Original Series, Specials And Films, by Jillian Capewell, July 13, 2017

INDIEWIRE
2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Feature, by Anne Thompson, July 6, 2017

CINEMATOLOGISTS
Episode 49b: B. Ruby Rich, with Club Des Femmes and Yance Ford, June 28, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Kate Erbland, May 11, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Hilary Lewis, May 9, 2017

NJ.com
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Stephen Whitty, May 9, 2017

AWARDS CIRCUIT
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Lauren Huff, May 8, 2017

NorthJersey.com
Black filmmakers showcase their talents at Montclair festival, Interview with Yance Ford, by Ricardo Kaulessar, May 5, 2017

NOW Magazine
"Strong Island", review, by Kevin Ritchie, April 25, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Netflix Acquires Yance Ford's Sundance Doc "Strong Island", by Mia Galuppo, March 17, 2017

SHADOW AND ACT
Netflix Acquires Yance Ford's Powerful, Poetic Documentary "Strong Island", March 17, 2017

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
Netflix Nabs Yance Ford’s "Strong Island"; Sundance Doc Traces History Of A Murder, by Greg Evans, March 17, 2017

BROOKLYN MAGAZINE
The World Viewed: New Directors on Their New Films, Part II, by Aaron cutler, March 16, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Three Genre-Expanding Documentaries About Racist Crimes of the Past, by Richard Brody, March 8, 2017

FILM COMMENT
Make It Real: See Through Me, "Strong Island" included in Piece on First-Person Filmmaking, by Eric Hynes, March 3, 2017

EXBERLINER
Berlinale Blog: Best and worst and most medium, by Ben Knight, February 19, 2017

INTELLECTURES.DE
"Strong Island" Included in Festival Wrap-Up, February 18, 2017

EXBERLINER
Berlinale Blog: Caught on "Strong Island", by Ben Knight, February 17, 2017

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Sundance Film Festival 2017 Standouts, February 15, 2017

FORD FOUNDATION | EQUAL CHANGE BLOG
"Strong Island" Included in Festival Wrap-Up, by Cara Mertes, February 8, 2017

INDIEWIRE
"Strong Island" Exclusive Trailer: Sundance Award-Winning Documentary Gets a Stirring First Look, by Kate Erbland, February 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES TIMES
Sundance Wrap-Up Including Quotes from Yance Ford, by Steven Zeitchik, February 5, 2017

IONCinema
"Strong Island", Festival Wrap-up, by Eric Lavallee, February 2, 2017

SIGHT & SOUND MAGAZINE
"Strong Island" review: a haunting memento of institutional racism and personal grief, by Sophie Brown, January 31, 2017

ROGER EBERT
"Strong Island" Included in Festival Wrap-Up, by Walker King, January 30, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Sundance: "Strong Island" one of the 12 Best Movies of the 2017 Festival, January 30, 2017

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"You Are Forced to Look Very Carefully": DP Alan Jacobsen on "Strong Island", January 29, 2017

FORD FOUNDATION | YOUTUBE CHANNEL
"Strong Island", Video: Interview with Yance Ford, January 29, 2017

VARIETY
Sundance Winners, "Strong Island" wins U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award, January 28, 2017

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"Strong Island", Interview with Yance Ford, January 27, 2017

THE GUARDIAN
"Strong Island" review - an authentic, painful journey into injustice, by Charlie Phillips, January 26, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Powerful and Personal Look at Race in America - Sundance Review, by Eric Kohn, January 25, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Yance Ford's Powerful Cinematic Memoir, "Strong Island", by Brandon Harris, January 24, 2017

THE WRAP
"Strong Island" Sundance Review: Murder Victim's Sister Pens a Haunting Elegy, by Dan Callahan, January 23, 2017

SCREEN DAILY
"Strong Island", Sundance Review, by David D'Arcy, January 23, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Strong Island" : Film Review | Sundance 2017, by David Rooney, January 23, 2017

INDIEWIRE
"Strong Island" Included in Sundance LGBT Talent Preview, by Jude Dry, January 18, 2017

WHAT (NOT) TO DOC
2017 Sundance Docs in Focus: "Strong Island", December 30, 2016