From an American Dream to an American Crisis, Netflix Travels to Flint, Michigan with its New Documentary Series “Flint Town”

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27 February 2018
Flint Town
Courtesy of Netflix
“Flint Town”
Premieres Friday, March 2 on Netflix

          In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the Flint Police Department. Flint, Mich. is consistently named one of the most violent cities in America and the community is still grappling with the coverup of a ctywide water contamination, leading to a massive distrust in law enforcement officials.

          Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with the police officers faced with infrastructure issues and decreasing resources as they risk their lives to protect and serve the community, while simultaneously struggling to gain their support. Over a two-year period, this docu-series reveals a department grappling with volatile issues in untenable conditions, including a police department of some 98 members charged with serving a population of approximately 100,000. In addition to on-camera interviews from police officers and parents, there are also candid moments during police ride-alongs.

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