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Baltimore Rising (2017)

Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.


Sonja Sohn
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Credited cast:
Devin Allen Devin Allen ... Self
Genard Shadow Barr Genard Shadow Barr ... Self
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Self
Kevin Davis Kevin Davis ... Self
Makayla Gilliam-Price Makayla Gilliam-Price ... Self
Sherrilyn Ifill Sherrilyn Ifill ... Self
Adam Jackson Adam Jackson ... Self
Dayvon Love Dayvon Love ... Self
William 'Billy' Murphy Jr. William 'Billy' Murphy Jr. ... Self
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ... Self
Kwame Rose Kwame Rose ... Self
Melvin Russell Melvin Russell ... Self
Richard Shipley Richard Shipley ... Self
Dawnyell Taylor Dawnyell Taylor ... Self
Michael Wood Jr. Michael Wood Jr. ... Self


In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray's death, while the city waited to hear the fate of the six police officers involved in the incident, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community -- and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation. Directed by Sonja Sohn (one of the stars of the HBO series The Wire), Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels, and explores how to make change when change is hard. The strife that grips Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray exposes longstanding fault lines in a distraught and damaged community. Baltimore Rising chronicles the determined efforts of people on all sides who fight for justice and work to make their city better, sometimes coming ...

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Compelling and Well-Produced
25 November 2017 | by emperormarshmallowSee all my reviews

Ignore comments about this documentary being liberal bias and about "thugs" -- this film is a historical and situational look into the lives of the Baltimore community, both citizens, police officers, and everyone in between. This documentary seamlessly ties together everyone's competing realities over Baltimore and the 2015 riots and asks bigger questions about the effectiveness and accountability that exists (or lack thereof) within legal and judicial systems in the United States, particularly Baltimore.

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Release Date:

29 November 2017 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Forrongó Baltimore See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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