Friends and family of Alex Nieto gathered in front of the Phillip Burton Federal Building on November 9, 2015 to announce the start date of the civil suit regarding Nieto's killing by SFPD officers. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Activists organizing around the police shooting of Alex Nieto in March of 2014 have released their film on the topic, Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trialto the public for free today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the spirit of amor, we gift you FREE to the public ‘Lowrider Lawyers,’ this powerful, critical film that changed the news and has forced the public to be critical about police narratives and mainstream media manipulations,” wrote the film’s writer and director Benjamin Bac Sierra on Facebook.

The release comes after a weekend of social justice protest and gatherings to commemorate King’s legacy, including a “wake-up call” protest in front of Mayor Ed Lee’s Glen Park home at 6 a.m. on Sunday and a march in the Fillmore, in which advocates for the Nieto family also participated.

You can watch the entirety of the half-hour film, with dialogue sourced from court documents, via YouTube:

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