In the midst of a global uprising against police brutality and systemic racism, NO VISIBLE TRAUMA examines a deeply troubled police department and reveals the devastating consequences of unchecked police brutality. Despite its relatively low crime rates, recent years have seen the Calgary Police Service shoot and kill more people than officers in any other Canadian city, and more than either the New York or Chicago police departments in 2018. Five years in the making, the film unravels the intertwined stories of three individuals who were the victims of extreme violence at the hands of police officers. From the kidnapping and beating of a young immigrant from Ghana, to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a “wellness check,” the film exposes a criminal justice system that fails to hold police officers accountable for their actions. The film is co-directed by Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal.
This event will take place in the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall in the Central Calgary Public Library location at 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary.
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Intro and screening: 7 pm
Panel discussion to follow.
Guest Speakers include:
- Godfred Addai Nyamekye - Film participant.
- Courtney Walcott - Calgary City Councillor (Ward 8).
- Chad Haggerty - Former RCMP Officer turned Calgary Criminal Defence lawyer.
- Marc Serpa Francoeur - co-director of No Visible Trauma.
800 3rd St SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0E7
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