10-7 for Life

10-7 for Life

                                10-7 for Life
| 56 min

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10–7 for Life is a funny, raw and occasionally violent chronicle of the last two weeks of Carol Banks's career as a cop in Parkdale, Toronto. Exploring the contrasts and absurdities of patrolling the streets, the film looks at everything from the now-almost-routine gang shootings to a colleague's shocking murder, while also capturing what Banks describes as "babysitting" – officers trying to help people who can't look after themselves. Filmed by Carol's sister, Cindy Banks, this film offers a rare inside look at a police force struggling to cope with an increasingly violent city, and an intimate portrait of one burnt-out cop who has to get out for her own peace of mind.

Ce film traite d'un sujet controversé. Pour public averti.

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10-7 for Life, Cynthia Banks, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • réalisateur
    Cynthia Banks
  • producteur
    Cynthia Banks
  • producteur exécutif
    Paul Caulfield
    Don Haig
  • producteur associé
    Kenneth Hirsch
  • caméra
    Cynthia Banks
    Joseph Sutherland
  • son
    Cynthia Banks
    Joseph Sutherland
  • montage
    Deborah Palloway
  • montage sonore
    Paul Demers
  • ré-enregistrement
    Louis Hone
  • musique
    Richard Gozdzialski

  • Bob3

    Neo documentary is supposed to have a personal POV. With a few exceptions, Herzog does this well; appending a sort of magic realism to his subject matter. In this documentary, the filmmaker is unable to get any emotional distance from her subject. Structurally, a centripetal symmetry validates the police-sister’s POV, making the contrapuntal police officers look like fools. Filmed with greater distance, the police-sister would have looked more dangerous, which would have been unacceptable to the filmmaker-sister. Generally, I would say that when you ascribe characteristics to ‘other people’ they represent insecurities you find in your own character. The police-sister is obviously burned-out, at one point prosecuting a suspect on the street. This is the kind of dangerous situation taking place here in the US where young black males are being prosecuted, judged, and executed by confused police officers. There is a startling scene at the end of the film where the police friends huddle in a darkened public space and drink beer. A vehicle approaches; they ask that the camera light be turned off…..they are afraid it might be a cop. #####

    Bob3, 2 Jan 2016
  • Tonkadriver

    Wow! What a cow making fun of the person who's dog got hit by a car.

    Tonkadriver, 24 Fév 2011
  • ronbar

    well done ! thank you to carol banks for your service.glad you got out alive.

    ronbar, 22 Avr 2010

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