Elmont filmmaker shines spotlight on protests, reforms after George Floyd's death

A 20-year-old Elmont filmmaker has captured dozens of protests across Long Island as the anniversary of George Floyd's death approaches.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2021, 2:12 AM

Updated 1,063 days ago

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A 20-year-old Elmont filmmaker has captured dozens of protests across Long Island as the anniversary of George Floyd's death approaches.
Kristopher Dorval also created a more than 37-minute film that he posted online.
"The film is a culmination of 54 protests that I attended in 2020 and 2021," says Dorval.
Dorval says he had about 2,000 pieces of footage from the protests.
"This journey that I've been on has been quite life changing. I've seen so many things on this Island alone. Things that have changed me, things that have changed other people."
Dorval's work is a reminder that a little girl will grow up without a father. It is also a reminder of why the protests are happening.
"As much as you want to believe that things are better, as much as you want to believe that things have improved, you have to realize, especially in a society that clearly tells you that things haven't," says Dorval. "We have to work on it, you have to address it, you have to do what you can to make things right."
Dorval also received a letter from Sen. Todd Kaminsky congratulating him on his efforts.
Dorval says filming was crazy and hectic but important to spread awareness and show people the injustices that happened to everyday people like Floyd and others around the world.


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