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Production for Hands Up involved travel by car, plane, bus and on foot.
While in St. Louis, our schedule was tight -- Zinhle only paused to schedule interviews.
The morning Zinhle landed in St. Louis was the same day two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department.
Meet Josh. Josh was the assistant camera operator during the first St. Louis trip.
One of the many student activists we met while interviewing the Ferguson community. This picture was taken in Cardinal Ritter College Prep School.
As a precaution, protestors often right the number of a lawyer on their arm, in case they are arrested.
Taking a break from the interviews with a spontaneous musical interlude in the Greater St. Mark Family Church in St. Louis. Music and chants are very much a part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
While in Ferguson, one of the events going on was the Truthtelling Weekend, which was a conference hosted by Dave Ragland, pictured here. The Truthtelling Weekend brought together Ferguson community leaders and activists from around the country to discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Rested our heads with a kind student at Washington University in St. Louis.
First day recording the documentary's original song: "Hands Up" in Washington, D.C.
Bags packed and holding much of the camera equipment. Some equipment was purchased through the support of GW's School of Media and Public Affairs Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research prize.
One of the many rallies held in Baltimore, Maryland following the death of Freddie Gray.