CHarm city

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 | 6:30PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Directed by Marilyn Ness
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 108 minutes | Canadian Premiere | Rating: 18A

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With a deep rooted history of economic instability, racism and segregation, Baltimore has been plagued by high homicide rates, police brutality and gang violence. The discriminatory laws and escalating street violence has aggravated the animosity between Baltimore’s citizens and police, inflicting further violence upon an already vulnerable community. In Charm City, Marilyn Ness offers an exhaustive and nuanced portrait of the city’s residents, police officers, social workers and government officials. Capturing her subjects’ day-to-day activities, Ness explores the complex relationship between Baltimore’s law enforcement and its residents, showing a fervent collective effort to break the vicious circle of violence. Visually striking and emotionally stirring, Charm City proves change is difficult; yet possible.

// Major Monique Brown (subject) in attendance for post-screening Q&A


FILM INFO



Year:
2018

Length:
108 min

Language:
English

Country:
USA

Premiere:
Canadian

Subtitles: Open Captions (English)

 

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BROKEN WINDOWS

Directed by Mabel Gan
SHORT FILM | 10 minutes | 2018 | Canadian Premiere
Language: English | Subtitles: Open Captions (English) | Rating: 14A

In post-Ferguson St. Louis, angry protests erupt after the acquittal of a white policeman in the fatal shooting of a black man. In the wake of the protests, artists come together to help a St. Louis community heal.


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