Emmy Award Winner! Outstanding Social Issue Documentary!

We’re deeply grateful for Crime + Punishment to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary!

This is the work of incredibly brave whistleblower cops in the NYPD, Private Investigator Manuel Gomez, Pedro Hernandez and his family as well as countless other families, officers and victims of discriminatory policing. This film would not have been possible without the many years of work by a team of filmmakers, producers, cinematographer, researches, sound mixers, post-production specialists, attorneys, advisors, colorists, musicians and many many more. Thank you all for believing in these officers, families and this project.

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Essential Docs of 2018

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Crime + Punishment is included in the “Essential Docs of 2018” issue of Film Comment magazine, which has always had sharp and interesting reviews and analysis. Huge thanks to Sierra Pettengill for the very thoughtful writing - an extra special honor coming from such a smart filmmaker as herself.

“Profiling a dozen cops in as many New York neighborhoods, trailing Gomez’s dogged pursuit to get a teenager out of Rikers, shadowing that teenager’s mother, tracking the cop’s efforts in the media and through the legal system, and subtly revealing the atmosphere of fear and distrust on the streets that’s engendered by the policy - this is a directorial feat not for the faint of heart. It’s a testament to Maing’s impeccable craft, long-term dedication, and cinematic instincts that the film carries along on its on forward momentum.” 


IDA Awards Crime + Punishment "Courage Under Fire" Award

The IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award — given from time to time to a filmmaker who demonstrates extraordinary courage in pursuit of the truth — will be presented to director Stephen Maing and all of the NYPD12 whistleblowers of “Crime + Punishment.”

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