Protest Protocol

In the early hours of July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA was gunned down at point blank by two officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department. Two videos later surfaced in social media showing the fatal encounter between the policemen and Sterling.

The videos caused massive protests around the country, with its epicenter in Baton Rouge. Between July 8 and July 10, about 185 people were arrested during the protests in connection with Sterling's death. Most arrestees were charged with obstructing a highway and resisting arrest. This short verité-style documentary is a first person account of the July 10, 2016 protest.

  • Marco Poggio
  • Karen Savage
  • Marco Poggio
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Marco Poggio

Marco Poggio is a freelance multimedia journalist based in New York City.

In the past two years, Poggio covered major national stories including the rise of Donald J. Trump, the Dakota Access Pipeline and the heightening of tension between law enforcement and communities across the country. His videos and short documentaries have been selected for screening and won awards in both the United States and abroad. Samples of his work can be viewed at
Poggio is currently a freelance reporter for the Daily News covering metro desk assignments, in particular breaking news stories. His work appeared on New York Daily News, San Antonio Express-News, Gotham Gazette, City&State, Solitary Watch and others.

Poggio graduated from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2016.

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