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Hey Joe provides a glimpse into the life of a Mexican-American teenager, who struggles to and eventually must come to terms with his innate relationship to law enforcement and—himself. The film explores the idea that systemic racism continues to be a significant issue in our country, impacting people of color in real and painful ways. The titular character, Joe, is a fieldworker, friend and warm person, who unfortunately struggles with the fact that he cannot change an immutable characteristic (skin color), which makes him a target of discrimination.

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