“Yusuf Hawkins: Battle Over Brooklyn” (2020 release; 100 min.) is a documentary about the murder of 17 yr. old African-American Yusuf Hawkins in 1989. As the movie opens, we are in “Bensonhurt, Brooklyn”, as the camera scans the streets and we hear shots being fired. Frantic 911 calls follow, and when the cops arrive, they find Hawkins shot twice in the chest. This page has yusuf hawkins: storm over brooklyn 2020, watch online, yusuf hawkins: storm over brooklyn 2020 free download, full movie hd.
We then go to “East New York, Brooklyn”, where Yusuf’s brothers and cousins reminisce about the events leading up to August 23, 1989, and how during the 1980’s the social and racial divides in New York kept rising and rising. At this point we are 10 min. into the documentary. Filmxy has Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (2020) Online Full Movie, Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (2020) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle. Stars:
Couple of comments: this is the latest documentary from Muta’Ali Muhammad (“Life;s Essentials With Ruby Dee”). Here he examines in detail what led up to the unprovoked shooting and murder of Yusuf Hawkins by a group of white teenagers. Keep in mind this is taking place in the era of the “Central Park Jogger” case and other racial-laden incidents left and right. What really blows the mind is the blatant racism exhibited by the residents of the Bensonhurt neighborhood. One of them (who was part of the group that shot Yusuf) has the nerve to respond as follows: “Racism?
Never seen it”, with a straight face, wow, just wow. Kudos to the film makers for the clinical precision with which they dissect every minute detail as to what took place on that fateful day in August, 1989, recreating all the relevant scenes and correlating details. It would be convenient to simply say that Yusuf and his friends ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that would be giving an easy pass and way out of the pandemic racism that existed then and sadly still exists today in this country. As it turns out, not a lot has changed in the 31 years since the unprovoked murder of Yusuf Hawkins. One of the big questions throughout the film is of course to what extent these youth were held accountable… Just watch!
“Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn” premiered this week on HBO and is now available on HBO On Demand, Amazon Instant Video, and other streaming services. The timing of this documentary couldn’t be better, as this country continues to grapple with racial divides, stoked on by an outright racist POTUS in a desperate attempt to hold on to power, no matter what the cost. If you have any interest in social justice issues, I’d readily recommend you check out “Yusuf Hawkins: Battle Over Brooklyn”, and draw your own conclusion.