When Claude Got ShotUnited States, 2021 : Canadian Premiere
This unscripted feature follows five years in the life of Claude Motley as he tries to recover mentally and physically from being shot in the face by carjacker Nathan King, a 15 year-old boy at the time.
Diverted from his legal career, Claude must persist through multiple surgeries, catastrophic health care bills and stress on his family while remaining engaged in the criminal justice journey determining his shooter's fate. Torn between punishment and the injustice of mass incarceration of young black men, Claude reflects on his own life and its similarity to Nathan's. As he struggles to heal, mentally and physically, he ultimately discovers that the path to recovery leads to forgiveness. Executive Produced by Snoop Dogg.
Brad Lichtenstein is the founder of 371 Productions and an award-winning filmmaker. He’s been nominated for two Emmys, and won two Duponts: one for the 2016 Al Jazeera America series HARD EARNED and another for his 2001 film GHOSTS OF ATTICA. His 2016 film THERE ARE JEWS HERE won a Telly award and was broadcast on PBS/World. Brad's radio work has been nominated for a Peabody, and he has also produced for Frontline and Bill Moyers.
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press for When Claude Got Shot
"The morally murky consequences of a shooting in Milwaukee are examined in this documentary about justice, urban inequality and mercy, executive produced by Snoop Dogg."- The Hollywood Reporter
"Multidimensional storytelling amid facts, balancing events and personal lives without turning anyone into nameless statistics."- Screenrant
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