Films


Stigma: Stop and Frisk in New York City from Yale Visual Law Project on Vimeo.

Synopsis  The law permits police officers to stop and frisk people based on “reasonable suspicion.” Do “Stop and Frisk” police practices cause racial profiling or deter crime? “Stigma” explores the dynamic between the community and the police through the eyes of three people who grew up on the streets of New York City.

Interviewees David A Harris, Frantz Jerome, Aisha Jordon, Tracey Meares, and Gregory Neuman.

Filmmakers Stephanie Keene, Ally Lamb, and Spencer Wolff (Directors and Producers); Stephanie Keene (Writer); Valarie Kaur and Rebecca Wexler (Producers);Sabrina Gordon (Supervising Editor); Sharat Raju and Rebecca Wexler (Additional Editors)

Production Team Joe Friedman (Cinematographer); Gil Talmi (Music); Sanjeev Brar(Post-Production Sound); Jennifer Bennett, Nicholas Bramble, Megan Corrarino, Nate Freeman, Kevin Jiang, Sharanya Kanikkannn, Ally Lamb, Sharat Raju, and Charles Vogl (Associate Producers)

Scholarship Street Stops and Broken Windows: Terry, Race and Disorder in New York City; An Analysis of the NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Policy in the Context of Claims of Racial Bias; Norms, Legitimacy and Law Enforcement; The Legitimacy of Police Among Young African-American Men; Race and Selective Enforcement in Public Housing; Street Stops and Broken Windows Revisited: The Democracy and Logic of Proactive Policing in a Safe and Changing City; Pot as Pretext: Marijuana, Race, and the New Disorder in New York City Street Policing; The Stories, the Statistics and the Law: Why ‘Driving While Black’ Matters; Lawful Policing; Incarceration, Reentry, and Social Capital: Social Networks in the Balance.

Advocacy Color of Change, Rights Working Group, Center for Constitutional Rights, Flex Your Rights, Bronx Defenders, Brotherhood/Sister Sol.

Running Time 13:38

 

Alienation from Yale Visual Law Project on Vimeo.

Synopsis When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a 7-Eleven in Baltimore, they arrested dozens of bystanders on the grounds of alleged immigration violations. “Alienation” follows the story of two families swept up in the 2007 raid and examines current controversies in immigration law and policy in the United States.

Interviewees Muneer Ahmad, Sebastian Amar, Marvin Cheatham, “Ernesto”, Lucas Guttentag, “Pilar”, “Saul”, and Michael Wishnie

Filmmakers Megan Corrarino, Nate Freeman, Sharanya Kannikannan, Valarie Kaur, and Sharat Raju (Directors, Producers, and Writers)

Production Team Joe Friedman (Cinematographer); Sanjeev Brar, Sagar Jethani, Eric Santiestevan, and Gil Talmi (Music); Sanjeev Brar (Post-Production Sound); Jennifer Bennett, Nicholas Bramble, Kevin Jiang, Stephanie Keene, Rebecca Wexler, and Charles Vogl (Associate Producers)

Scholarship A Rage Shared by Law: Post-September 11 Racial Violence as Crimes of PassionInterpreting Communities: Lawyering Across Language DifferenceHow Racial Profiling in America Became the Law of the Land: United States v. Brignoni-Ponce and Whren v. United States and the Need for Truly Rebellious LawyeringThe Case Against Race Profiling in Immigration EnforcementImmigrants and the Right to PetitionLaboratories of Bigotry? Devolution of the Immigration Power, Equal Protection, and FederalismState and Local Police Enforcement of Immigration LawsIntroduction– The Border Crossed Us: Current Issues in Immigrant Labor.

Advocacy Detention Watch Network; Rights Working Group; CASA de Maryland

Running Time 17:00

 

The Worst of the Worst

The Worst of the Worst: Portrait of a Supermax Prison depicts Connecticut’s sole supermax prison, where many inmates are held in solitary confinement for months and even years at a time. Hard-hitting interviews with a range of experts and administrators are interwoven with the powerful stories of those who spend their days within the walls of Northern: inmates and correctional officers.

 

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Support for the Yale Visual Law Project has been provided by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the Vital Projects Fund.

Support for the Yale Visual Law Project has been provided by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the Vital Projects Fund.