The numerous high profile cases of Police brutality haven't gone unnoticed as director Camilla Hall dares to tackle the issue in the documentary Copwatch. The film chronicles members of the Copwatch movement as they watch and record Police actions via video camera and smart-phones. The most notable cases of cop watching are in the case of Eric Garner (with footage captured by Ramsey Orta), and the death of Freddie Gray (recorded by Kevin Moore). Recording cops may seem like a safe way to be a Good Samaritan without directly getting involved, but based on what these gentlemen have gone through this isn't the case. - Valerie Complex (Birth. Movies. Death)
The documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and shows that there is a new type of activism which documents Police actions and holds them accountable when they violate the law.
The film is executive produced by Jacob Crawford, who provided archival footage for the film and Patrick Hamm (Freedom For the Wolf) and produced by Bow & Arrow Entertainment (Skate Kitchen, Kicks, Native Son.)
Jacob, Camilla, Imran Azam and Alistair Morgan join us for a panel discussion after the screening.