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Nate Parker developing documentary about Michael Brown case

Actor Nate Parker is teaming up with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg to develop a documentary about the struggles of African-American men in the U.S. following the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The 18 year old was killed by police officer Darren Wilson during a shoplifting investigation in August (14).

The incident and Wilson's subsequent acquittal of murder charges have sparked violent protests throughout the U.S. and now Non-Stop star Parker and Berg have launched an Indiegogo.com fundraising campaign for Black Male Crisis.

A statement on the crowdfunding site reads: "In response to the growing problem of racial disparity due to the ongoing dehumanization of black men, actor and activist Nate Parker is setting out on a journey of investigation.

"He will venture into black communities to speak to various stakeholders about the crisis facing these men. Through the examination of specific cases, Nate will create relevant and responsive discourse with the intention of mining strong and tangible solutions to combat this ever-growing crisis."

Parker and Berg's campaign closes on 5 January (15).

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