In our exclusive Q&A with filmmaker Ursula Liang (no relation to Peter Liang), writer N. Jamiyla Chisholm discuss the challenges of approaching difficult topics, the devastating effects of white supremacy on both communities, why Peter Liang’s case is nothing like Derek Chauvin’s, and more. See exclusive images from the film and protests around the case that was never just black and white.

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    Akai Gurley's Aunt, Hertencia Petersen wears a t-shirt that reads: Justice for Akari,
    Photograph: Ursula Liang

    Akai Gurley's Aunt, Hertencia Petersen (center), attends a rally outside of Barclay's
    Center in Brooklyn wearing a Justice for Akai T-shirt. This protest ultimately marched by
    Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson's home.

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    A protestor holds a sign "Peter and Akia Victims of the system"
    Photograph: Chag Chag Leon

    A protestor holds a sign "Peter and Akia Victims of the system" at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of Peter Liang at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, NY.

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    Film subject John Chan speaks at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of Peter Liang at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn
    Photograph: Chag Chag Leon

    Film subject John Chan speaks at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of Peter Liang at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, New York while Peter Liang's mother bends over in distress.

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    Peter Liang's mother speaks at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of her son at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, New York while John Chan offers support.
    Photograph: Chag Chag Leon

    Peter Liang's mother speaks at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of her son at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, New York while John Chan offers support.

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    Film subject Kerbie Joseph speaks in support of Akai Gurley near the Euclid Avenue A-train subway stop in Brooklyn, New York.
    Photograph: Ursula Liang

    Film subject Kerbie Joseph speaks in support of Akai Gurley near the Euclid Avenue A-train subway stop in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Brooklyn residents, Christopher Williams (left) and Marcus Mothersill
    Photograph: Mohammed Asad Faruqi

    Brooklyn residents, Christopher Williams (left) and Marcus Mothersill, discuss the case and policing in America on a street corner in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, where Akai Gurley once lived.

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    Three residents of the Pink Houses. From left Kevin Wint, Dakim Dubarry and James Esquili.
    Photograph: Justin Ervin

    Three residents of the Pink Houses discuss the Akai Gurley shooting at the building across from where Akai was killed. From Left Kevin Wint, Dakim Dubarry, James Esquili.

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    A man holds “One Tragedy, Two Victims” sign at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of Peter Liang at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, New York.
    Photograph: Chag Chag Leon

    A man holds “One Tragedy, Two Victims” sign at the 2/20/2016 protest in support of Peter Liang at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Down a Dark Stairwell director and producer Ursula Liang.
    Photograph: Alan Jacobsen

    Down a Dark Stairwell director and producer Ursula Liang.