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Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer: Stephen Maing | Producer/Editor: Eric Daniel Metzgar | Producer: Ross Tuttle | USA / 2018 / 111 min
About the Film
In this Sundance Special Jury Award-winning film, Stephen Maing provides unparalleled access to the NYPD 12—a group of whistle-blowing cops—and one unforgettable former cop turned tenacious private investigator. Together they expose the ongoing, illegal practice of quota-driven policing targeting young minorities. Putting their careers and their safety at risk, these officers reveal how coercion and retaliation have been employed to keep them in line—and that the ultimate consequence of this systemic corruption is the erosion of public trust and the rule of law.
About the Filmmaker
Stephen Maing is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and visual journalist. His feature documentary High Tech, Low Life, about two of China's first dissident citizen-journalists, was broadcast on PBS's award-winning series POV. His short The Surrender received a 2016 World Press Photo Award for best documentary and an Emmy nomination for outstanding short documentary. Maing is a fellow of Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program.