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Independent Lens, PBS “Claude Got Shot” Documentary Screening

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

When Claude Got Shot Documentary Poster
When Claude Got Shot Documentary Poster

The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom is a National Sponsor of the Independent Lens documentary, “Claude Got Shot“.

Come watch the film together, in-person, in the ASB Cinema Room, May 5th at 7 PM ET.
Refreshments provided.

If you would like to watch on your own, please register at:

The screening will occur on the OVEE website. Once you register we will automatically send you a link to access the streaming. This link will be sent a couple of days prior to the event.

What device can I use to watch the live stream?

A computer or large screen device that you use to watch movies is ideal. As long as your device is able to stream video from the internet, you are all set. A tablet or phone that can stream video will also work.

We ask that you complete the surveys during the livestreaming event.
Following the screening there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Santana Coleman, co-producer


Claude Motley & Kim Motley, film subjects

Screening Partners:
Anderson Impact Center
Charitable Film Network
The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College
Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice, Voice of the Experienced
Friends of Restorative Justice
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Global Peace Film Festival
The League
Meaningful Movies Project
Milwaukee PBS
PBS Hawaii
Pennsylvania Council of Churches


The film is about an incident that took place in 2014. Claude Motley and his family were visiting their former hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when 15-year-old Nathan King attempted to carjack his rented Dodge Charger. In the process, Nathan shot Claude in the face.

That moment is the axis on which Claude’s world turned, derailing him from his own legal career only to throw him in the middle of the criminal justice system as a victim, and the key to his shooter’s fate. When Claude Got Shot chronicles five years in Claude’s physical and mental recovery journey. Persisting through multiple surgeries, catastrophic health care bills, and the lingering emotional aftermath of that traumatic night, Claude finds himself torn between punishment for Nathan and the injustice of mass incarceration for Black men and boys.

For Claude, the path to recovery ultimately leads to forgiveness.
But that path proves to be a fraught one, paved with all the complexities that race, violence, justice, and healthcare can possibly present.


May 5
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Arts & Science Building Cinema Room 219


Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College