Crime + Punishment
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Winner – U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact, 2018 Sundance Film Festival!
Over five years of unprecedented access allowed filmmaker Stephen Maing to document the efforts of a small group of New York City police officers (now known as NYPD12) who decided to sue the department over racially discriminatory policing practices.
Troubled by the impact of quota-driven policing on young minorities, these officers risk their careers and safety to expose harmful policing practices that have plagued the precincts and streets of NYC for decades. Maing takes us inside the precincts, stations, prisons, meeting rooms, and courts of law, exposing the rampant abuse of power at all levels of city policing. He also gives us surprising inside views of private investigators and social justice organizers at work, who fight for people’s rights—including many of those incarcerated under false pretenses—every single day. Winner of Sundance’s Special Jury Award for Social Impact and executive produced by Oscar-winner Laura Poitras (CitizenFour), Crime + Punishment is equal parts docu-thriller and emotionally-charged tale of tenacious whistleblowers, risking their livelihoods for the sake of a greater cause. (Dir. by Stephen Maing, 2018, USA, 118 mins., Not Rated). Other festivals: Sundance; Full Frame