Laurence Ralph's film THE TORTURE LETTERS debuts in NYT

June 30, 2020

Laurence Ralph, author of The Torture Letters, debuted his animated film, THE TORTURE LETTERS, as part of the New York Times’ Opinion Documentary Series.

Ralph depicts his own experiences with racial profiling as a teenager and what it means to be policed in America today.

“Based on more than a decade of research, this Op-Doc serves as an instant primer on the roots of police violence. Right now, somewhere in the United States, similar episodes of police violence are still playing out. This film is meant for everyone who has felt alone and violated after being subjected to police violence. It’s also for anyone who has wept over the memory of a victim or taken to the streets in protest.”
Laurence Ralph, PhD
Professor of Anthropology

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Laurence Ralph created the film as part of “Policing Urban America,” a Humanities Council David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project that builds on over a decade of his research

Film edited by Jeffrey Himpele, director of the VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization.