"Crime + Punishment" with filmmaker Stephen Maing

"Crime + Punishment" with filmmaker Stephen Maing

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY

November 14, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

CRIME + PUNISHMENT, received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was filmed over four years and chronicles the stories of a group of minority cops known as the NYPD12, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator.

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. A highly intimate and cinematic experience with unprecedented access, Crime + Punishment examines the United States’ most powerful police department through the brave efforts of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

 

Filmmaker Stephen Maing’s most recent feature, CRIME + PUNISHMENT, received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His feature High Tech, Low Life, about China’s first dissident citizen-journalists fighting state-monitored censorship, was broadcast on PBS. His film, The Surrender, produced with Academy Award winner Laura Poitras, documented State Department intelligence analyst Stephen Kim’s prosecution under the Espionage Act, received a 2016 World Press Photo Award and a 2016 Emmy nomination. He has directed films for the N.Y. Times, Time Magazine, The Nation, The Intercept and Field of Vision. Maing is a fellow of the Sundance Institute, recipient of the International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Investigative Journalism grant, and a 2016 John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Reporting Fellow. 

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY (www.mediasanctuary.org, 518-272-2390)

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