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Jesse's Gone
POV Season 10
Feature Film | 06/24/1997

America is a dangerous place for young black men. With excruciating tenderness, filmmaker Michael Smith breathes life into the headlines and homicide statistics to capture stirring echoes of memory and loss. This hauntingly rhythmic piece presents an incisive view of the frayed lives left behind after the death of Jesse Hall, a young hip-hop artist from Oakland whose voice could not be silenced by the snap of a clip and a pull on the trigger.