2022, Documentary

Release Year: 2022
Country: United States
Director: Mel Andre
Writer: Mel Andre
Producer: Mel Andre


Hands Up Knees Down is a powerful documentary that captures the essence of the George Floyd protests. Filmmaker Mel Andre uses a cell phone and microphone to give voice to the protesters, showcasing their raw interviews and the preservation of impactful posters from the BLM Fence. This film provides an intimate and unfiltered look into the historic moment, highlighting the diverse voices and the ongoing fight against racism and inequality.


About the directors


Mel Andre is a queer documentarian and director with Haitian, Dominican, and Cuban roots. Their goal is to provide a platform for people to share their stories, particularly on topics such as LGBTQ issues, community, social justice, spirituality, and culture. Through their documentaries, Mel aims to give a voice to those who may not otherwise be heard.

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