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Films takes police killings from hashtag to birthdays not reached

Millions have seen the viral videos of police shootings, but the stories don’t end with a death in the street. The scene showing Gwen Woods in anguish opens a six-minute documentary made by Bay Area filmmakers, “Happy Birthday Mario Woods,” about the 26-year-old black man whose Dec. 2 killing by five officers in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood after a reported stabbing fueled community outrage and a push for reforms in the city police force.
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