Films tagged 'CRIMINAL JUSTICE / CRIME':
Birds of Passage
From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defyingEmbrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s disapproval.
Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face.
When he meets the handsome Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and instigates a fight. A relationship soon develops with the two embarking on a crime spree fueled by jealousy and unspoken desires. As their relationship grows more combustible, their crimes become more violent and deadly, until Carlitos is finally apprehended at the age of 20.
Life After Life
Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for.
One year before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, a 17-year-old black girl in North St. Louis is expelled from her public high school for fighting. A judge places Daje Shelton into a court-supervised high school instead of a juvenile detention center, offering her one last chance to earn a diploma.
They Call Us Monsters
Juan, Jarad and Antonio, all between 14 and 16, face decades in prison. To pass the time, they sign up for a screenwriting class and collaborate on a short film about their lives, including Juan’s unrequited love for his childhood friend, Abigail. Halfway through the class, Antonio returns to juvenile court and gets released with time served.
The acclaimed documentary ALMOST HOLY tells the story of Gennadiy Mohknenko, a Ukrainian pastor who has taken up the fight against child homelessness by forcibly abducting street kids and bringing them to his private rehabilitation center. Gennadiy's ongoing efforts and unabashedly tough love approach to his city's problems has made him a folk hero to some and a lawless vigilante to others.
Arkan's Legacy: The Serbian Mafia
They are war heroes in their own country. War criminals to the rest of the world. The men who joined up to defend the Serb nation and fought proudly in the notorious paramilitary group, Arkan’s Tigers, never accepted they did anything wrong. What become of these men?
Out of Omaha
OUT OF OMAHA is an intimate portrait of twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in the racially and economically-divided Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska.
The tragic Capitol Hill Massacre in Seattle is the basis for this harrowing fictional drama about a man planning to commit a mass shooting who is befriended by an eccentric group of ravers and finds himself conflicted about his intentions.
Since I Been Down
Since I Been Down presents stories of how policies, fear, and racism arrested the development of one American community, discarding poor, brown and black youth to gangs as young as 11. These children now adults break free creating a model of justice transforming their lives, humanity and a quality of life for all our children.
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways.
A mother of three spent 11 years in prison for killing a baby she never harmed. That’s what happens when widely held beliefs based on junk science lead to the convictions of innocent people. The explosive documentary The Syndrome follows the crusade of a group of doctors, scientists, and legal scholars who have uncovered that “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” a child abuse theory used in hundreds of U.S. prosecutions each year, is not scientifically valid. In fact, they say, it doesn’t exist.
Off the Rails
The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Aspergers syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and train conductors and driving their routes.
Little Hope Was Arson
January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside-out. Families are torn apart and communities of faith struggle with forgiveness and justice in this incredible true story.
From executive producer Denis Leary, BURN is an action-packed, award-winning film exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting. Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a United Kingdom national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase.
No Control seeks to address the efficacy of gun laws and the ongoing debate between personal freedom and public safety in a candid discussion of one of the most complex, contentious issues in American history.
A hot-shot financier embezzles $3.5 billion USD from Malaysia’s wealth fund 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad). But investigative journalists trace the money trail and unravel the scheme, the US Department of Justice gets involved, the Prime Minister and his inner circle are implicated, assets are frozen, money is seized and the Malaysian people fight back.
American Trial: The Eric Garner Story
This hybrid fiction-documentary engaged the services of two actual legal teams to create a rigorous, legally based fictional—yet unscripted—trial that never happened for one of the nation’s most disturbing tragedies.
Beyond the Wall
Beyond the Wall offers a stirring portrait of life after prison, as it follows ve formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside, with little support from our criminal justice system. The lm reveals a reality that runs against the grain of conventional wisdom and established public policies governing reentry.
The New Radical
Making a printable gun landed Cody Wilson on the U.S. government's watch list. Together with British programmer Amir Taaki, they founded a Bitcoin app that allows its users to "go dark" – because for this pair of crypto-anarchists, ensuring freedom of information and challenging economic structures they view as corrupt is mandatory. Adam Lough glimpses a rarified world, where these new radicals revel in questioning everything from gun control to encryption, even if it means incarceration
Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd. A family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, the star potential of the 'first Arab rapper' is quickly noticed.
An Honest Liar
AN HONEST LIAR is a story of cons and deceptions enacted for both good and evil. The film follows the life of James "The Amazing" Randi, a world-renowned magician, escape artist, and master of deception who has entertained and educated the world for over 50 years.
Mudrer in Coweta County
In 1948, rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge. In the next county, though, there is a vast estate known as “The Kingdom.” It’s ruled by one man, John Wallace (Andy Griffith), whose power is absolute and beyond the law.
Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled in part by a global desire to consume these majestic animals. TROPHY investigates the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation.
I Am Evidence
I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits containing potentially crucial DNA evidence languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across the country. Behind each of these kits lies an individual’s unresolved sexual assault case.
Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?
The death of a Navy lieutenant who crashed in a controversial MH-53E helicopter model is the crux of this inquisitive documentary.