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Copwatch - An Organization Dedicated to Filming the Police
This acclaimed documentary follows "WeCopwatch", an organization dedicated to filming the police. Its members captured the original videos of the deaths of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Freddie Gray in Baltimore that ignited the entire nation. Nominated for Best…
Law & Order - An Examination of Police Practices and Behavior
LAW & ORDER surveys the wide range of work the police are asked to perform: enforcing the law, maintaining order, and providing general social services. The incidents shown illustrate how training, community expectations, socio-economic status of the subject, the threat…
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - An Examination of the American Prison System
An essential documentary, Brett Story's incisive, investigative and wide-ranging THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is an examination of the prison and its place - social, economic and psychological - in American society. Filmmaker Brett Story excavates the often-unseen links and…
Policing The Police
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
The new FRONTLINE documentary, Policing the Police, is a provocative journey inside one police force that's been ordered to reform by the Department of Justice: the Newark Police Department in New Jersey. Take a nuanced glimpse into how topics in…
The System - Policing and Mass Incarceration
Part of the Series: America Divided
Common returns to his hometown of Chicago - a city on fire in the aftermath of the brutal police killing of teenager Laquan McDonald. With thousands of people in the streets, Chicago has become the epicenter of national debates around…
Alien Boy - The Life and Death of James Chasse
Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles one man's struggle with schizophrenia and examines the actions of the police officers responsible for his death, exposing a city grappling with accountability in…
Peace Officer - The Militarized State of American Police
A feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill…
Tears For April - The Life and Death of April Reoch
This film destroys the myth that drug abuse affects just the user, as life and death unfolds in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 'Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens' follows the short, tragic life of April Reoch as told…
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Stop - Challenging NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" Policies
For the past several years, stop & frisk in New York City has been front-page news. It has stirred passions, sown division, inspired social activism, and led to a monumental change in New York City's understanding of policing and its…
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle's streets. The film cuts through the confusion and…
Every Mother's Son - Policing and Race in America
In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic…
Fallen - Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
In the United States, a Police Officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours. Behind these numbers are countless unsung stories of both tragedy and triumph overshadowed by negative headlines and criticism at every turn. Pulling back…
America After Ferguson
PBS
This PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill, explores events following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program, recorded before an audience on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will…
Arresting Power - Resisting Police Violence in Oregon
Arresting Power documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by…
INTERPOL Investigates
Interpol is a unique player in law enforcement, a voluntary global alliance that traces its roots to 1923 when Vienna's chief of police gathered his counterparts in 20 countries to share crime tips and expertise. Today, Interpol is a low…
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SWAT Miami - Elite SWAT Unit Tackles Drugs & Crime in Miami
In a city beset with drugs and violence, the Miami SWAT team confronts wave after wave of crimes. Miami is the gateway for cocaine in America with dealers and traffickers fighting for control, and in just the last year, 217…
RAID - French Police Special Unit
Dealing with the most delicate and dangerous issues of security and safety, the RAID unit intervenes not only in terrorist attacks, but also in dismantling drug networks, transferring dangerous prisoners, and handling hostage situations. It was this unit charged with…
Can it Hurt Less? - A Social Justice Documentary
Police and teenagers, and particularly Indigenous teens in Australia, generally don't see eye to eye. If policing is less menacing and more of a learning process then it is likely that confrontation may be avoided, thus producing better outcomes for…
Urban Warrior
Within recent years, the formerly bright line separating U.S. military operations from domestic police work has become increasingly blurred. From Waco to the WTO protests, weaponry and tactics once reserved for the battlefield have been used in police operations on…
Pittsburgh Police Short Films
Featuring John Marshall's hallmark intimate camerawork, these shorts offer a unique perspective on both sides of law enforcement, and on some of the social issues facing American cities during the late 1960s. This 2007 re-mastered/re-authored compilation contains additional information about…
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