Published: Sept. 29, 2016

StoryCorps short film Traffic Stop featuring 2014 Puksta Fellow and Communication student Alex Landau received a 2016 Emmy Award for "New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture." In the film Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever. The story can be seen (warning: contains racist language, discussion of police violence, and graphic imagery of assault injury) here.