It has been more than three years since African-American schoolteacher Breaion King was stopped for a routine traffic violation in Austin. But the ensuing struggle and arrest remains topical and will serve as the focal point for a documentary film screening and discussions set for next week.
“Traffic Stop,” a 31-minute documentary originally aired on HBO, will be screened in both Houston and Austin, followed by a panel discussion featuring Breaion King, the teacher involved, and filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. Davis and Heilbroner also produced “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland.”
The “Traffic Stop” screenings and discussion are sponsored by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs, which also will sponsor a screening of “Say Her Name” later this spring.
The documentary juxtaposes dashcam footage with scenes from King’s life, offering insight into her arrest and a conversation King and a police officer held about race and law enforcement as he escorted her to jail.
WHAT: Screening of “Traffic Stop,” followed by a panel discussion featuring Breaion King and
filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
IN HOUSTON: Doors open 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Screening begins at 7 p.m.
Screening is at Emancipation Cultural Center, 3018 Emancipation Avenue,
Houston, TX Free parking on northeast side of Emancipation Park, just across Tuam Street.
IN AUSTIN: Doors open 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Screening begins at 6 p.m.
Screening is at Capital Extension Auditorium, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
MEDIA CONTACT: Houston, Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin, Cara Gustafson, 512-463-0524, email@example.com