Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
so, I finally did my research to discover who this other young man is always photographed alongside our Michael Bakari Jordan. his name is Ryan Coogler – the talented director who guided Michael through “Fruitvale Station”, as well as the man behind the lens of MBJ’s upcoming boxer film, “Creed”.