“As [documentary filmmakers] we have a chance to make something that transcends straight [journalistic] storytelling. We have the opportunity to bear witness to incredibly messy situations and to interrogate our own placement within that.”
Stephen Maing was a Doc Talk guest on September 17th, 2018. He is an Emmy-nominated Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His film Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of The NYPD 12; a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.
Crime + Punishment received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.