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Film: Black Cop
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
It’s not easy being a black cop. Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you, being patronized by the people you protect is constant. And when the world is on edge waiting for a grand jury verdict on a high profile police case involving unarmed youth, you can bet all eyes are on you. For one officer already struggling between duty and moral obligation, things take a drastic turn when he is profiled by his colleagues off-duty, pushing him over the edge.
Armed with the power of his badge, an antagonizing radio show for company, and some good old fashioned rage, the stage is set for a whirlwind day filled with vendetta and just desserts, as Black Cop targets the community he’s sworn to protect.
Black Cop (played with ferocity by Ronnie Rowe Jr.) is an intense and timely political satire from actor/director Cory Bowles (Trailer Park Boys), that provocatively takes on issues of race, class and power.
The movie will be followed by real talk led by Pan-African Community Action (PACA) in popular education style where attendees engage each other as co-learners to critically reflect on the issues in the movie, how it relates to our community, and how we might take action to change things.
Co-sponsors: Pan-African Community Action, Institute for Policy Studies, WPFW 89.3 fm, I Mix What I Like!, Grassroots DC, We Act Radio, ONE DC, Empower DC, Africa World Now Project, and Samuel Goldwin Films.
Black Cop will be release on video-on-demand May 1, 2018.