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The force.


"Sprawling, immediate, and complex, Peter Nicks's verite documentary moves like a pulsing, timely thriller. In 2014, after over a decade of federal monitoring for misconduct and civil rights abuses, the Oakland Police Department hires Chief Sean Whent ... in hopes of bridging a historically tense divide between its officers and the community they serve. The Force captures everything; it hovers over Oakland's evening skies and rides inside speeding police vehicles, granting viewers breathless firsthand access to some of law enforcement's most dangerous jobs. With fly-on-the-wall intimacy, we see a department trapped in transition, desperate to shed its corrupt image but also challenged by an increasingly organized and urgent Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep"--Container.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Program content: ©2017.
Includes trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Composer, Justin Melland ; cinematographer, Peter Nicks ; editor, Lawrence Lerew.
A co-production of Open'Hood, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; ITVS and Ford Foundation Just Films presentation ; directed by Peter Nicks ; produced by Linda Davis ; written by Linda Davis, Lawrence Lerew, Peter Nicks.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen, 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned in English.
Awards Note:
Sundance Film Festival, Directing Award, U.S. Documentary; SF Film Festival, Best Bay Area Documentary Feature; HotDocs 2017, official selection; AFI Docs, official selection
Subject: Oakland (Calif.). Police Department.
Police > California > Oakland > History > 21st century.
Police brutality > California > Oakland > Case studies.
Police misconduct > California > Oakland > Case studies.
Black lives matter movement > California > Oakland.
African Americans > Civil rights > California > Oakland > History > 21st century.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 363.232 FORCE (Text) 33126021458397 DVD Available -
Erlanger Branch 363.232 FORCE (Text) 33126021458389 DVD Checked out 02/27/2024

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