• Clodagh Meaney

WATCH: 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds - documentary about The Killing of George Floyd

The documentary looks at his murder and the global outrage that followed

By Clodagh Meaney

Sky News have released a feature length documentary about the murder of African-American man George Floyd.

46-year-old George died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

Throughout the murder, George repeatedly told the officer "I can't breathe," before being rendered unconscious less than 6 minutes into the attack.

This documentary examines those terrible moments, the wave of global protest that followed, and asks whether what happened in Minneapolis will be a pivotal moment in the anti-racism movement or simply another death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer.

Narrated by Idris Elba, the documentary features contributions from Reverend Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, novelist and playwright Bonnie Greer and Black Lives Matter campaigner Zellie Imani.

George's sister Bridgett Floyd also features.

The 55 minute documentary is available in full on YouTube below.

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