A Life Before This - A short documentary by Steffie van Rhee
'Welcome to the club that nobody wants to be a member of'. That was one of the first things that Constance Malcolm heard when she lost her son Ramarley Graham on February 2nd of 2012 when he was shot and killed in their Bronx apartment by a police officer. Ever since she has said the same thing more often than she would have liked to other parents. A Life Before This tells the story of a mother who hangs on to the last bit of hope of getting justice for the son she lost, while getting up every day and fighting against police brutality and gun violence, in the hope that one day she doesn't have to greet new members to the club anymore.
Official selection New York Short Film Festival & NewFilmmakers New York
Special Jury Mention (Documentary) March On Washington Film Festival