When Claude Got Shot

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
4:00 PM, Thursday, May 5, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Please join a ‘sneak preview’ virtual screening of When Claude Got Shot, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A hosted by Independent Lens and co-hosted by The Meaningful Movies Project, PBS stations, and local and national partners across the country.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-claude-got-shot-screening-and-conversation-tickets-305846594397


In 2014, Claude Motley and his family were visiting their former hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when 15-year-old Nathan King attempted to carjack his rented Dodge Charger. In the process, Nathan shot Claude in the face. That moment is the axis on which Claude’s world turned, derailing him from his own legal career only to throw him in the middle of the criminal justice system as a victim, and the key to his shooter’s fate. When Claude Got Shot chronicles five years in Claude’s physical and mental recovery journey. Persisting through multiple surgeries, catastrophic health care bills, and the lingering emotional aftermath of that traumatic night, Claude finds himself torn between punishment for Nathan and the injustice of mass incarceration for Black men and boys. For Claude, the path to recovery ultimately leads to forgiveness. But that path proves to be a fraught one, paved with all the complexities that race, violence, justice, and healthcare can possibly present.

When Claude Got Shot can be viewed on Independent Lens on your local PBS station beginning Monday, May 9, 2022.


Following the screening there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

  • Moderated by Santana Coleman, co-producer
  • Panelists: Claude Motley & Kim Motley, film subjects



The screening will occur on the OVEE website. Once you register we will automatically send you a link to access the streaming. This link will be sent a couple of days prior to the event.

What device can I use to watch the live stream?

A computer or large screen device that you use to watch movies is ideal. As long as your device is able to stream video from the internet, you are all set. A tablet or phone that can stream video will also work.


Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 96 minutes

Director: Brad Lichtenstein

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