BIFF 2020
International documentary

Peace Officer

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Peace Officer
USA/ 2015/ 1 t. 45 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
CAST:
Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson, David Lawrence, Renny McCauley
DIRECTOR:
Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson
WRITER:
Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson, David Lawrence, Renny McCauley
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson
PRODUCER:
Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson, David Lawrence
Right to remain silent or duty to speak up?

Once a decorated and respected police officer gets his world turned upside down when the SWAT-team he once founded shot and killed his son-in-law. Was this a casualty that could've been avoided or is there something fundamentally wrong when cops start acting like soldiers? In what may ascribe to the US' war on drugs, armed SWAT-raids have increased with 15 000 percent since the 1970's. Does this make citizens safer or more likely to be killed by the people who are supposed to protect them? PEACE OFFICER tries to make sense of a situation that defies simple solutions.

 

Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson

Brad Barber (USA), Scott Christopherson (USA) PEACE OFFICER is Barber's and Christopherson's first feature documentary