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Spring Valley (2021)
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Garrett Zevgetis
1h 48m
"Spring Valley" (2021) is a movie that revolves around a viral video showing a white policeman forcefully removing a Black teenager from her school desk. The film follows a woman who helps the girl, confronts the officer, and works to dismantle the system. It reflects the painful reality and emphasizes the importance of change, portraying the inspirational strength of the victims. The incident involving a 16-year-old girl named Shakara at Spring Valley High in South Carolina sparked a debate on the use of "disturbing school" laws and school resource officers. A documentary of the same name chronicles the aftermath, highlighting the negative impact of SROs on students and their educational outcomes. The film aims to provoke discussion about racial prejudice and resistance to understanding it, presenting a critical view of cultural attitudes and societal norms.