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Title The Force [videorecording] / 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).

Publication Info. New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    363.232 FOR    DUE 02-06-20
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen, 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Closed-captioned in English.
Credits Composer, Justin Melland ; cinematographer, Peter Nicks ; editor, Lawrence Lerew.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Program content: ©2017.
Funded by JustFilms.
Summary 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.
"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.
Note Includes trailer.
Awards Sundance Film Festival, Directing Award, U.S. Documentary; SF Film Festival, Best Bay Area Documentary Feature; HotDocs 2017, official selection; AFI Docs, official selection
Subject Oakland (Calif.). Police Department.
Police -- California -- Oakland -- History -- 21st century.
Police brutality -- California -- Oakland -- Case studies.
Police misconduct -- California -- Oakland -- Case studies.
Black lives matter movement -- California -- Oakland.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- California -- Oakland -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Nicks, Peter, film director, screenwriter.
Lerew, Lawrence, screenwriter, editor of moving image work.
Davis, Linda (Linda Davis Garkow), film producer, screenwriter.
Melland, Justin, composer (expression)
Open'hood (Organization), production company.
JustFilms (Firm), presenter.
Independent Television Service, presenter, production company.
Kino Lorber, Inc., production company.
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Music No. K22734 Kino Lorber

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