2017 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Sonja Sohn, executive producer Marc Levin, subjects from film, Sonja Soh​n​, Melvin Russell Kwame, Rose Dawnyell, Henriques Dayvon, Love Genard, Barr Makayla, Gilliam Price

Actress Sonja Sohn was unforgettable in HBO’s The Wire as Detective Kima Greggs. Now she takes on the role of documentary filmmaker to explore contemporary Baltimore. Set in the tense period after Freddie Gray was killed while in police custody, Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates struggling to hold Baltimore together. We witness people of varying backgrounds who discover a common humanity when they often saw each other only as adversaries.



Fight the Power


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Director: Sonja Sohn
Producer: Nancy Abraham, Daphne Pinkerson, Kara Rozansky, Nathan Mook, Mahrya MacIntire, Gabe Dinsmoor (associate producer)
Cinematographer: Cliff Charles
Editor: Ashwin S. Gandbhir
Music: Dontae Winslow
Running Time: 92
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017