My interview with 'Crime + Punishment' Filmmaker Stephen Maing
"Once in a while, a documentarian is actually yearned for...
Stephen Maing is the rare storyteller persistent enough to follow a film over several years that will anger people in important places. Maing’s new documentary, Crime + Punishment, follows 12 police officers who take the NYPD to court for targeting and arresting citizens from minority neighborhoods in order to fill their department quotas. Along with his producing partner Ross Tuttle, Maing had already spent years following police/community relations before embarking on this project. After the 2013 federal hearing failed to bring reform in New York, the officers Maing had been following decided to become more transparent in their efforts to push back against these harmful practices."
Another highlight of Sundance 2018! Read the rest of this fantastic interview on the cerebral process of making this award-winning and important film on nofilmschool.com!