No Visible Trauma / Above The Law

Documentary

    Above the Law is available for free in Canada on CBC Gem.

    No Visible Trauma had its World Premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival!

    In the midst of a global uprising against police brutality and systemic racism,  No Visible Trauma / Above the Law  examines a deeply troubled police department and reveals the devastating
    consequences of unchecked police brutality. Despite its relatively low crime rates, recent years
    have seen the Calgary Police Service shoot and kill more people than officers in any other
    Canadian city, and more than either the New York or Chicago police departments in 2018. Five
    years in the making, the film unravels the intertwined stories of three individuals who were the
    victims of extreme violence at the hands of police officers. From the kidnapping and beating of a
    young immigrant from Ghana, to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a “wellness
    check”, the film exposes a criminal justice system that fails to hold police officers accountable
    for their actions.

    “A must-see… if you want to be familiar with what happens in this country when police violence goes unchecked, you need to brace yourself and watch.”
    “It’s wonderfully made and the thriller-like twist near its end is a scorcher.”
    John Doyle, The Globe and Mail (July 10, 2020)

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