Rewind the clock to July 17, 2014, when Eric Garner, an African-American husband, father, son in Staten Island, was murdered by Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer after Pantaleo held Garner in a chokehold while Garner resisted arrest.
In Roee Messinger’s “American Trail: The Eric Garner Story” — there is an attempt to imagine a trail and contemplate a future that was extinguished not only costing him his life but robbing his family.
According to the press, notes provided the film crew’s extensive research is what makes “American Trial: The Eric Garner Story” unique.
“American Trial: The Eric Garner Story” doesn’t just lay out an alternate reality but also asks the hard questions about our legal system’s capability to handle cases like Garner’s murder.
“American Trial: The Eric Garner Story” uses the murder of Eric Garner to look at the broken American legal system.