And They Came Riding Into Town on Black and Silver Horses

1992 | 00:30:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Crime or Violence, Incarceration, Media Analysis, Race

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And They Came Riding into Town on Black and Silver Horses looks at how media representations shape our perception of violence and violent crime, in effect creating racist stereotypes. Andrews suggests that the evidence against young black men is gathered not at the scene of the crime but at the scene of representation. Entrained by the actual story of an individual wrongly jailed for a crime based on "eye-witness" testimony, the video is composed as a series of verses—sometimes poetic, sometimes documentary—with segments using appropriated images and interviews with people connected to the event.