Police brutality documentary ‘Copwatch’ showcases narratives not necessarily reflected in mainstream media
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Police brutality documentary ‘Copwatch’ showcases narratives not necessarily reflected in mainstream media

With the rise of tensions surrounding police brutality and race relations, documentaries are becoming more and more significant in showcasing our narratives that may not be reflected in mainstream media.

Copwatch is a documentary hailing from journalist turned director Camilla Hall, which follows WeCopwatch a group who has infamously captured footage of the fatal police arrests of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.

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Copwatch is a unique perspective in that its perspective shines a lens on the people behind WeCopwatch and how filming the tragic incidents have shaped their lives. “Copwatch is not about what happened in front of the cameras, but it’s about those who stood behind them,” noted Hall. “It’s about a sense brotherhood that developed through the shared trauma of standing up to police brutality.”

As its tagline states, “the revolution will be digitized.”

Copwatch is executive produced by Oscar-winning duo, TJ Martin and Daniel Lindsay (Undefeated), Jacob Crawford, Patrick Hamm, Tirrell D. Whittley. The doc is produced by Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman for Bow and Arrow Entertainment and distributed by Gunpowder & Sky under its FilmBuff label.

To learn more about Copwatch, please visit its website here. Make sure to follow and support WeCopwatch here.

The film opens in select theaters this month and will be available on VOD on September 29.

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