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Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the rights to Copwatch, a documentary that follows the story of WeCopwatch, an organisation whose mission is to film police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality.

copwatch 13 june 2017The film includes various profiles of the people involved in the movement, including Ramsey Orta, who captured Eric Garner’s final words on his cell phone. Gunpowder & Sky will be releasing the film in all English-speaking territories.

Copwatch is directed by journalist-turned-filmmaker Camilla Hall with Bow and Arrow Entertainment’s Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman producing.

“We jumped at the chance to work with Gunpowder & Sky again,” said Perniciaro. “We’re very proud of Copwatch and are grateful to have found a partner who believes not only in the importance of the issues explored in the film, but also telling the human stories of those who have dedicated their lives to these forms of activism.”

Having premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Gunpowder & Sky will release Copwatch on multiple platforms.

“Citizen journalism is as relevant and as vital as it has ever been, and Copwatch continues the conversation around police brutality from a unique perspective,” said Jake Hanly, Gunpowder & Sky vice president of acquisitions. “We’re excited to be teaming up with Matthew and Sherman again and working alongside such a brave organisation.”