"Operation Small Axe" takes a raw and unflinching look at life under police terrorism in Oakland. Through the stories of Oscar Grant ,Lovelle Mixon and POCC Minister of information JR Valrey, the film focuses on the occupation of Oakland's
communities of color by militarized and racist police forces. Oscar Grant was shot in the back and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle on January 1st of this year. On March 21st, Lovelle Mixon was killed by Oakland police after having allegedly shot five OPD officers, killing four.