Walk Good

A mother mourns the deaths of her 3 children when each are killed in separate and unrelated instances of gun violence.
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Walk Good is a stirring portrait of a grieving mother left to reconcile her life after each of her three children are murdered in three separate and unrelated shootings.

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Walk Good is an unflinching examination of every mother's worst nightmare — learning that her child has been killed. This is a nightmare that Carol Roache has endured three times, in three separate incidents, with each of her children.

As a single mother, Carol Roache understood the myriad of complex and deadly struggles that black youth face each day and she carefully prepared her children for the world that awaited them. She raised them to be respectful, intelligent and kind. Carol believed that her children were safe.

On March 20, 2002, Carol's daughter Crystal was shot and killed while sitting in her car in front of a nightclub. She was 18.

Nine months later, on Christmas Eve, Carol and her sons were bracing for their first holiday without Crystal. Later that evening, a police officer delivered the news that her son Yannick was shot and killed. He was also 18.

Twelve years later on October 30, 2014, Carol’s youngest and only living child Jamal was shot and killed. He was 26.

Walk Good is a darkly poetic, meandering journey into loss and the devastating effect that gun violence has on families. 

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Walk Good

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