Institute History


Cleveland is a feature documentary about the city's defining role on the American cultural and political landscape during the Obama presidency. Amidst an economic resurgence, this rust-belt town hopes to regain some of its historic stature, but a brutal string of police killings brings federal oversight and unearths decades of injustice. Cleveland goes behind the front lines in the battle over policing, and examines the use of deadly force from the perspectives of both perpetrators and victims.

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