2021 Digital Storytelling Contest, Short, Nominee

A Racist Attack Was Caught on Camera. Nearly 45 Years Later, It Still Stings.

Production

The New York Times

A Racist Attack Was Caught on Camera. Nearly 45 Years Later, It Still Stings. traces the present and lasting trauma of racism, even decades on. In 2019, a video clip from the 1970s of a racist attack by white children on a group of black children in New York City surfaced online. The witnesses, victims, and perpetrators were later found and interviewed—gathering many painful first-hand accounts. The resulting video is an examination of the legacy of racism in a city that prides itself on inclusivity. In a year in which the US was forced to reckon with racial inequality, this short film highlights the important historical context for this moment in time.  

Production team

    New York Times Visual Investigations

    Senior Producer: Whitney Hurst

    Producer: Christiaan Triebert

    Producer: Sarah Maslin Nir

    Cinematographer/Director of Cinematography: Jonah M. Kessel

    Editor: Jeff Bernier

    Additional Reporting/Additional Research: Susan C. Beachy

    Assistant Editor: Meg Felling

    Additional Research: Dahlia Kozlowsky

    Executive Producer: Solana Pyne

    Executive Producer: Nancy Donaldson Gauss