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The Force /
directed by Peter Nicks ; produced by Linda Davis ; written by Linda Davis, Lawrence Lerew, Peter Nicks ; a co-production of Open'Hood, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS).
edition
Widescreen.
imprint
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2017]
description
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2017]
standard identifier
00738329227340
738329225940
738329227340
publisher #
K22734
credits note
Composer, Justin Melland ; cinematographer, Peter Nicks ; editor, Lawrence Lerew.
general note
Funded by JustFilms.
Includes trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Program content: ©2017.
abstract
"Sprawling, immediate, and complex, Peter Nicks's verité documentary moves like a pulsing, timely thriller. In 2014, after over a decade of federal monitoring for misconduct and civil rights abuses, the Oakland Police Department hires Chief Sean Whent ... in hopes of bridging a historically tense divide between its officers and the community they serve. The Force captures everything; it hovers over Oakland's evening skies and rides inside speeding police vehicles, granting viewers breathless firsthand access to some of law enforcement's most dangerous jobs. With fly-on-the-wall intimacy, we see a department trapped in transition, desperate to shed its corrupt image but also challenged by an increasingly organized and urgent Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep"--Container.
Beginning in 2014, this film chronicles two years with the Oakland Police Department, which, in 2003, was put under federal oversight for misconduct and civil rights abuses. Relations between the department and the community are explored in the wake of nationally publicized police shootings and the advent of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
language note
Closed-captioned in English.
catalogue key
11944881
technical details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen, 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.

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