Thursday September 14, 2017

Black Cop flips the power dynamic on police brutality

Black Cop director Cory Bowles with q host Tom Power

Black Cop director Cory Bowles with q host Tom Power (Vanessa Nigro/CBC)

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Cory Bowles takes issues of racial profiling and police brutality and flips the power dynamic in his new film Black Cop. He wants people to look at it from a new perspective. Even if you've never experienced racial profiling or harassment by the police, you will be able to relate and empathize with those who have.

Black Cop was shot in Halifax and uses a blend of real and fake social media footage from protests, riots, and police encounters to show what facing police brutality is really like. The film follows a police officer known only as Black Cop who, after being pushed to his breaking point, starts inflicting his own kind of justice on people.

Black Cop is Cory Bowles' directorial debut and he talks to Tom Power about the film.

— Produced by Vanessa Nigro