Say Her Name: The Life and Death Of Sandra Bland

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland explores the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. Dashcam footage revealing her arrest went viral, leading to national protests. The film team followed the two-year case beginning shortly after Bland's death, exploring the questions of what really happened to her, and what we may learn from her tragedy. Read More

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Sandy Speaks

Sandra Bland started a video series to share her opinions to inspire political and social change. Here are some important messages she left behind.

Read the Director's Statement

Kate Davis and David Heilbroner composed a note reflecting on how the film Say Her Name came to be.

Say Her Name, Hear Their Voices

Hear from Sandra Bland's family in this clip from the film.

“I’m here to change history. I’m ready to do what I need to do for this next generation.”

— Sandra Bland

Hear From the Critics

Say Her Name navigates a steady path between haters on one side and conspiracy nuts on the other; it’s an angry movie that uses its inside voice.”

“Re-emphasize[s] how unnecessarily tragic Bland’s death was, and why her name should be a boldfaced one in the nationwide call for police reform”.

“Bear[s] witness to what happened on the day of the arrest and place it in the context of Bland's political life.”

“Unearths the mysterious details surrounding Bland’s death, while emphasizing the need for the public to continue to #SayHerName for the voiceless and forgotten victims of police brutality.”

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Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland Carries on Sandra's Message

Three years after her death, Sandra Bland's family and the documentary's filmmakers work to ensure the discussion she started continues.

The Family and Filmmakers Want Sandra Bland’s Legacy to Inspire Change

At a special screening and panel in Bland’s hometown of Chicago, her family and supporters gathered to hear the call to action.

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