Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine

Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine

DVD - 2015
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A powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Virgil Films and Entertainment, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 1
Additional Contributors: Josue, Michele
Virgil Films - Publisher


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Sep 07, 2018

Well-made documentary which exposed me to facts about the case that I didn't know.

I won't spoil it for the prospective viewer, but I will say that what happened in Morocco was news to me.

My one complaint is that the movie tended to drag by the final third, due to the unrelenting depressing nature of its subject.

People should be aware that violence of this nature is the norm, rather than the exception, world-wide. Matt's case got more attention because he was white, and from a "good" home.

Jun 09, 2016

No parent should outlive their child, yet it happens.

Beautifully done documentry that shows Matt as the student, son, brother, best friend & human being he was & should be remembered as. The fact that he was gay was only a factor in his death, not who he truly was & how he lived, as clearly shown in his journaling.

This crime shocked me but the film inspired me, especially the fact that his parents fought to keep his killers off feath row. Truly amazing people.

I believe he has done exactly what he wanted to do in life, change the world, only he did it in death. Although gay rights issues are not recongnized worldwide, his death got the world talking about them.


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