UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival-"The Force" Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30pm
UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival-"The Force"
Campus Location:Ann E. Pitzer Center
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Arts and Entertainment
Presented by:UC Davis Humanities Institute

The Force presents a deep look inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department in California as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform amid layers of inefficiency, corruption, and civil unrest after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A young police chief, hailed as a reformer, is brought in to complete the turnaround at the very moment the #BlackLivesMatter movement emerges to demand police accountability and racial justice in Oakland and across the nation. Despite growing public distrust, the Oakland Police Department is garnering national attention as a model of police reform. But just as the department is on the verge of a breakthrough, the man charged with turning it around faces the greatest challenge of his career—one that not only threatens progress already made, but the very authority of the institution itself. U.S. Documentary Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival 2017

This event made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth Spiller, Dean of UC Davis College of Letters and Science, Manetti Shrem Museum, Ann E. Pizter Center, Crocker Art Museum and the yamada-Hosley Family Fund.


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