Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Grantee

Murders that Matter

Director(s):
Marco Williams
Producer(s):
Marco Williams
Grant Year(s):
2021
A still from "Murders That Matter": Protagonist Movita Johnson-Harrell, a middle-aged Black woman in a white t-shirt and black hijab, stands next to a middle aged Black man wearing a blue hoodie that says "The Charles Foundation"

Synopsis

Murders that Matter documents Movita Johnson-Harrell an African American Muslim mother who, in the aftermath of her youngest son’s murder, vows to save all the other Black sons, on both sides of the gun.


Marco Williams, Director/Producer

Marco Williams, Director/Producer of Murders that Matter is filmmaker who has been creating films and telling impactful stories for a long time. A viewer once told him: “you make films about the stories we prefer to keep hidden.” He has been nominated three times for the Sundance Film Festival documentary grand jury prize, awards include: a Guggenheim Fellowship, a George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I duPont Silver Baton, the Pan African Film Festival Outstanding Documentary Award, the Full Frame Documentary Festival Spectrum Award, the National Association of Black Journalists First Place Salute to Excellence.