About the film

After her son, Dontre Hamilton, is shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in a popular downtown park, Maria rallies grieving mothers from across the country to join her in a cross-country trip to demand justice on behalf of their sons.

About the Filmmakers

Erik Ljung – Director / Producer / DP

Erik Ljung is a freelance producer and director of photography currently based in the midwest. His debut feature length documentary, The Blood is at the Doorstep, had its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival where it earned a critics’ pick from The Hollywood Reporter. Most recently he is a series DP for Al Jazeera’s “Fault Lines,” where his work was nominated for two Emmy’s in 2020, and was a DP on BET’s “Disrupt & Dismantle” w/ Soledad O’Brien. His other work includes Director of Photography duties on Netflix’s Making a Murderer pt. 2, shooting and producing content for the New York Times, VICE News, Travel Channel, PBS Frontline and CNN. In 2016 he won a midwest Emmy for his work on public television's Wisconsin Foodie. As a director of photography, he has worked with some of the world's largest brands and ad agencies to produce commercial content, including a Cannes Titanium Lion winning campaign for Boost Mobile. He is a former Nohl Fellow, a three-time Brico Forward Fund recipient for his documentary work, and a 2020 Finalist for the Creative Capital grant for his multi-disciplinary visual artwork.

Michael Vollmann - Editor

Michael T. Vollmann’s editing credits include HBO, ESPN 30 for 30, and CBS. He most recently directed the documentary “The 414s” (CNN Films) which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Michael was director of photography for the feature documentary “The Jeffrey Dahmer Files” (IFC) (2012 SXSW) which became a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Michael won the 2013 Milwaukee Filmmaker-in-Residence award for his short film "Before You" (Milwaukee FlIm Festival ’13) which went on to win Best Wisconsin Film at the Wisconsin Film Festival ’14.