not easy being a black cop. Your community doesn’t trust you, your
colleagues are wary of you, being patronized by the people you protect
is constant. And when the world is on edge waiting for a grand jury
verdict on a high profile police case involving unarmed youth, all eyes
are on you. For one officer already struggling between duty and moral
obligation, things take a drastic turn when he is profiled by his
colleagues off-duty, pushing him over the edge.
Armed with the power of his badge, an antagonizing radio show for
company, and some good old fashioned rage, the stage is set for a
whirlwind day filled with vendetta and just desserts, he targets the
community he’s sworn to protect.
Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winner of Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
“Tilting between social satire and pitch-black drama with
unnerving ease, Cory Bowles’s feature debut BLACK COP is an intriguing
high-wire act.” – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail