The title Eleven Times refers to the number of times Eric Garner told police “I can’t breathe” before dying.
Nicolas Jaar recently teamed with director Samantha Casolari, producer/Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson, and Cory Rowe, a doctor of criminal justice, to create the multimedia piece Eleven Times. Inspired by the police brutality associated with New York’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy, the video adapts Scott-Heron’s ‘Winter In America’ and takes its name from the number of times Eric Garner told police “I can’t breathe”.
The video profiles 11 men who have experienced unprovoked police brutality in New York and comes with short profiles where each one tells their story. Watch the video below and head to Nowness to learn the stories of the 11 victims.