The Force

Directed by: Peter Nicks


Total Runtime: 93 min

Country of Origin: United States

Best Director (U.S. Documentary), Sundance Film Festival

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“The Force shows what’s possible when police departments try to be the force of good they’re designed to be — but this documentary is also clear-eyed about how often they fall short.”

Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

The Force presents a cinema verité look at the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising post-Ferguson, and an explosive scandal. Despite growing public distrust, the OPD 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 the department around faces the greatest challenge of his career, one that could threaten not only the progress that has been made, but the very authority of the institution itself.