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American Skin Dvd

A Marine veteran working as a school janitor tries to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed by a police officer found innocent without standing trial, he takes matters into his own hands.


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American Skin is a 2019 American drama film written and directed by Nate Parker. It stars Parker, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Shane Paul McGhie, Milauna Jackson and Beau Knapp, and follows a Marine veteran who works as a school janitor that takes matters into his own hands after his son is killed by a police officer.

The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2019, and was released in the United States on January 15, 2021, by Vertical Entertainment. It received generally negative reviews from critics.


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Lincoln Jefferson (Nate Parker), a recently divorced U.S. Marine (and Iraq war veteran), gets a job working as a janitor at a mostly white private school, which enables him to get his son, Kajani Jefferson (Tony Espinosa), into that school so that he doesn’t have to suffer the same fate as other black students.

Late one night, after picking his son up from a friend’s house in a prestigious, all-white neighbourhood, they are pulled over by police. During the traffic stop, which is recorded on body- and dashcams, the boy is shot and killed in front of Jefferson by one of the officers, Mike Randall (Beau Knapp).

One year later, a documentary film crew, led by student filmmaker Jordin King (Shane Paul McGhie), requests an interview with Jefferson at the same time as the Grand Jury’s decision on the guilt or innocence of Officer Randall is to be televised. After it is announced that Randall has been cleared of wrongdoing without having to face trial, violence erupts in the city. The police captain pleads with the deceased boy’s mother asking her to make a public statement calling for calm.


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