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Pacifists, Police & Empathy

Ep. 591

Stefan Forbes and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his film Hold Your Fire, conflict resolution, toxic masculinity, messy conversations, risk and bridging the gap and how we might be able to transcend street justice.

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Synopsis:

Brooklyn, 1973. When Shu’aib Raheem and his friends attempted to steal guns for self defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to avert a bloodbath, reform police methods, and save the lives of hostages, police, and the four young Muslim men at the heart of the conflict.

About Stefan:

Stefan Forbes is an Emmy-nominated director. His award-winning documentary Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story won the IDA Emerging Filmmaker Award, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism, and was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Theatrical Documentary. It played 40 US cities theatrically and was seen on PBS's Frontline, The BBC's Storyville, the CBC's Passionate Eye, and was a Critic's Pick in newspapers worldwide. The Washington Post called it “one of the best political films ever made.” Mr. Forbes' award winning hourlong documentary One More Dead Fish (2004), about environmentally friendly fishermen in Nova Scotia fighting globalization, was broadcast on PBS. Ken Loach called it “excellent” and Howard Zinn termed the film “an inspiring example of working people resisting the giant forces of globalization, in the great tradition of civil disobedience on behalf of justice. Mr. Forbes wrote and directed the cinematic musical performance Monk Recut with Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble MONK’estra, which Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley called “fabulous…breathtaking.” Mr. Forbes is a former New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and has served on the nominating committee of the Independent Spirit Awards.

Image Copyright and Credit: Fab 5 Freddy and Stefan Forbes.

F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.

For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.

With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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