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COPWATCH

COPWATCH

COPWATCH

2017 / 99min / DCP

DIRECTOR: CAMILLA HALL

Q&A with producer Matthew Perniciaro, moderated by Keith Clinkscales, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First World Media and the founder/editor of The Shadow League.

Copwatch is the true story of We Copwatch, an organization whose mission is to film police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. Director Camilla Hall profiles several We Copwatch members, including Kevin Moore, who filmed the arrest of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, and Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal Staten Island arrest in the devastating video that has galvanized protestors and activists nationwide. In her powerful directorial debut, Hall crafts an intriguing and incredibly timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists who are seeking to disrupt the ever-present challenge of police violence.

Program notes by Opal H. Bennett.