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You may recall the story of Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officer on New Years’ Eve in 2009. Despite committing no crime nor carry a weapon, the Oakland native was shot repeatedly in the back while he waited at the subway platform this friends.

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Now, four years later, filmmaker Ryan Coogler is gearing up for the release of his first feature film, Fruitvale Station — named after the metro station where Grant died.

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