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Seeing the series in the cold shadow of Trump's Presidency, we find ourselves doubly fatigued, watching a nightmare still going on, at a larger scale, while the need for urgent action overwhelms the desire for subtlety.
There is no sugar coating the fact that When They See Us is emotional. It will have you in the worst ugly cry, but leave you with a small sense the truth finally is released. Jharrell Jerome, Niecy Nash and Michael K Williams performances are stellar.
When They See Us is beautifully shattering. By telling the Exonerated Five's story with such honesty and compassion, DuVernay has given us a truth that hurts (as it should) but could also shift the culture. That makes it the pinnacle of art.
Though unsettling to watch, When They See Us in another necessary reminder of the corruption and the flaws America's criminal justice system is sometimes riddled with, particularly in cases dealing with people of color.
"When They See Us" is DuVernay's strongest work to date. But what makes it so devastating is its relentless portrayal of a criminal justice system that locks up, scapegoats and brutalizes black and brown American children with ease and enthusiasm.