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Police brutality gets spotlight at Toronto film festival

TORONTO: “The Hate U Give” held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, shedding a light on how police brutality affects the lives of black communities. Based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name, the movie tells the story of Starr, a black teenager, whose life is changed when she witnesses the killing of her childhood best friend by a white police officer. The film follows scores of police shootings in the United States in recent years that have given rise to the Black Lives…