‘Copwatch’ Reminds Us We’ve Been Here Before (Opinion)

  • Variety
‘Copwatch’ Reminds Us We’ve Been Here Before (Opinion)
Camilla Hall’s debut documentary, “Copwatch,” wants viewers to know these names: Dave Whitt. Ramsey Orta. Kevin Moore. Not because these men of color have been lost to police violence but because they documented it.

Ramsey Orta trained his cellphone on the arrest of Eric Garner as NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo applied the lethal (and banned) chokehold that killed the man from Staten Island, N.Y., in July 2014. Onetime Canfield Green Apartments resident Dave Whitt began recording on his phone in the immediate aftermath of police officer Darren Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. Kevin Moore grabbed his cellphone when his dad — hearing distressed screams from the street — shouted for him to come; Moore documented the arrest of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore police custody in April 2015.

Last week, the We Are One online film festival added the doc — which Variety reviewed when it
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