Crime + Punishment
Stephen Maing | US | 112
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, with a particular focus on the South Bronx. 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 whistleblower officers and one unforgettable Bronx-based 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, including one young Bronx resident who spent twelve months incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. Presented in partnership with IFP Week, a signature program of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), and the only multiple-platform, international co-production market for projects in the United States. IFP Week 2018 spans the course of 6 days with programs such as the Screen Forward Talks, Meet the Decision Makers, Direct Access, the Rooftop Films Screening Series, What’s Now talks, and immersive installations.