By// Mariah Craddick
The tragic story of Oscar Grant, the unarmed 22-year-old Black man fatally shot by a White police officer on New Year’s Day in 2009, will be spotlighted on the big screen with the upcoming film Fruitvale Station.
The movie, which already won the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, is set to hit theaters nationwide in July.
“This movie meant to me that the humanity of Oscar, the loving spirit of Oscar, the family love for Oscar can now be seen by the world, directly addressing the demonization that was being portrayed by the defense and local mass media of Oscar,” Grant’s Uncle, Cephus ‘Uncle Bobby’ Johsnon told theGrio. “It gives the audience a deeper perception to who Oscar was, and his actions on that platform that night before his murder at the Fruitvale Bart Station.”
Take a look at the official trailer for the film below: