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The Force

  • Directed by Peter Nicks
  • United States, 2017, 95 mins., English

Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) spent two years embedded with the Oakland Police Department to chronicle its efforts to recast itself as a positive force in the community. As new chief (new Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw was a Deputy Chief in Oakland then) Sean Whent leads the effort to reform an embattled force, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, sparks a popular uprising demand police accountability and racial justice in Oakland and across the nation. “Gripping. Inspiring. Brutally honest.”—Screen Daily. “Hypnotic and eye-opening. I could have watched it for hours more.”—Bilge Eberi, LA Weekly.

Genres: Documentary