[Writer: Brittany Chisem]
After three years of the passing of Sandra Bland, HBO will be debuting a new documentary titled, “Say Her Name: The Life And Death of Sandra Bland”, which will observe the devastating death of Bland, revealing prior mysterious details.
After three years of the passing of Sandra Bland, HBO will be debuting a new documentary titled, “Say Her Name: The Life And Death of Sandra Bland”, which will observe the devasting death of Bland, revealing prior mysterious details.
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland tracks the Bland family and their legal team from the first weeks after her death as they try to discover what really occurred while Bland was incarcerated in Hempstead, Texas jail. The filmmakers followed the story for two years, illustrating pivotal documents, jail footage and interviews with individuals closest to the events.
Interviewees in the film include: Geneva Reed-Veal, her mother; sisters Shante Needham, Shavon Bland and Sharon Cooper; Sheriff Glenn Smith, head of the Waller County PD; Elton Mathis, DA, Hempstead, Texas; Trey Duhon, county judge, Hempstead, Texas; Hannah Bonner, activist and Waller County minister; and family attorney Cannon Lambert.
On July 10, 2015, Bland, who was 28 had been arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. She spent three days in custody and was later found hanging in her cell. Law officials quickly communicated that her unfortunate death resulted from suicide. Based on the photos, this only ignited accusations of a racially driven police homicide and cover-up.
The documentary by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner was created for HBO but is getting a theatrical release ahead of its Dec. 3 debut on the service.