WITNESS to Co-Host Special Screening of HULU Documentary
We would like to invite you to a special screening of the new documentary “Crime and Punishment” on August 23, 6:30 p.m. at 40 Rector St, NYC. WITNESS is co-hosting this event with the Corrections Accountability Project at the Urban Justice Center, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Hulu.
Crime & Punishment, winner of Sundance’s special jury award for social impact and executive produced by Laura Poitras, tells the story of the NYPD12, a group of officers suing the department over instituting arrest and summons quotas that target black and brown communities. The film touches on a number of the issues raised in our new Profiling the Police project, including lack of transparency and systemic abuse in the NYPD.
The screening will be followed by a panel conversation featuring Bianca Tylek (Corrections Accountability Project), Albert Saint Jean (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) and Sgt. Edwin Raymond (member of NYPD12). Find more details and RSVP for the event here.
If you can’t make the film on the 23rd, a brief theatrical run begins at the IFC on Aug 24.