Small Acts

Small Acts is a short documentary series that shows how the small acts of ‘ordinary’ local women entrepreneurs and changemakers in the Caribbean become a force for social, environmental and economic change on the global scale. 

An Invisible Death

In 2014 in the small, well-to-do town of Redding, Connecticut, Gugsa, a young Ethiopian-American attorney, was found on the roadside, fatally shot in the head. Hours later, without an autopsy or eyewitness testimony, the local Chief of Police issued a press release announcing that his death was "self-inflicted."

Activated through outrage, a Yale-educated, New York City corporate attorney searches for answers for her slain brother. But money and legal resources cannot help her family overcome roadblock after roadblock. Revealing humility, she meets with victims, legal experts and colleagues, discovering strikingly similar cases. Beneath the stories lies the insidious question of racial bias in the investigative system and its impact on unlikely victims.