The Force Trailer: An Award-Winning Documentary About the Oakland Police Department


With the alarming number of police shootings in the U.S. over the past couple of years and the growing disconnect between police and minority communities, there has been no shortage of documentaries attempting to tackle this tricky subject. The latest to do so is a film called The Force (not to be confused with the upcoming film based on the Don Winslow novel) which explores the Oakland Police Department’s recent attempts to reconcile with the public and increase transparency and accountability. Directed by Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room), the movie won the Directing Award: Documentary at Sundance earlier this year and has a fly-on-the-wall feel that pulls together footage from body cams, dashboard cams and several other sources. The Force hits theatres in San Francisco on Sept. 15th and New York and Los Angeles on the 22nd before expanding further; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • 1138sw

    Man I want to see this. I have a lot of thoughts on the racial and social divide in this United States with notions that things would get better by the time I would become an adult entering the 21st century. I was wrong very wrong.