Filming While Brown

Culture and Media, Politics

Filmmaker Rakesh Sharma was detained and harassed by the police in New York City on May 13. His crime? he was filming New York City streets while being brown and wearing that hirsute badge of suspicion, a full grown beard. Ironically, he was here to screen his documentary on mass murder, Final Solution.

Sharma has filed a formal complaint. There is also a petition on his behalf that you can sign.