On These Grounds

STARZ | 8:00 pm

In this explosive 2021 documentary, filmmaker Garrett Zevgetis revisits a racially charged incident at a South Carolina high school in 2015. Ben Fields, a white security officer at the school, was summoned to the classroom of a math teacher who reported that a Black student, identified in the film as Shakara, was creating a disturbance. When the girl refused to leave her desk, Fields wrapped an arm around her neck, threw her to the floor and put his knee on her as he arrested the student. A classmate's video of the incident went viral.