2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

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The Force

Director: Peter Nicks

Film Summary

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With community-police relations at what seems to be an all-time low, the embattled Oakland Police Department seeks innovative solutions in an attempt to recover from a calamitous decade spent under federal supervision. As the newly installed police chief attempts to implement change (body cameras, working alongside community liaisons), the OPD is rocked by a scandal that threaten all remaining goodwill. Unprecedented behind-the-scenes access provide a thoroughly humanizing look at both sides of the divide, a gripping look at our nation that is utterly of the moment.

Director Peter Nicks
Executive Producer
Producer Linda Davis
Screenwriter Linda Davis, Lawrence Lerew, Peter Nicks
Cinematographer Peter Nicks
Editor Lawrence Lerew

Community Partners

Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee, Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Public Allies Milwaukee