Godfred Addai-Nyamekye
 

No Visible Trauma

by Marc Serpa Francoeur & Robinder Uppal
No Visible Trauma / Above the Law examines a deeply troubled police department and reveals the devastating consequences of unchecked police brutality.
2020  ·  1h38m  ·  Canada
English
About the Film

In the midst of a global uprising against police violence and systemic racism, No Visible Trauma / Above the Law 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.

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Festivals and Awards
2022
Jacksonville Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary Award
2020
Calgary’s CUFF.Docs, Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2021
Grand River Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
2021
Available Light Film Festival, Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Feature Film
2021
Richmond International Film Festival, Tribute Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film
Directors and Editors
Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Writers
Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Cast
Godfred Addai-Nyamekye, Daniel Haworth, Anthony Heffernan
Producer
Geoff Morrison, Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Production company
Lost Time Media & Big Cedar Films
Cinematography
Daniel Froidevaux, Robinder Uppal
Score
Christine Bougie, Joel Visentin
About the Director

Marc Serpa Francoeur & Robinder Uppal

Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal are documentary filmmakers and interactive producers whose work builds on lifelong interests in immigration, diversity, and social justice issues. They are the co-creators of THE WORLD IN TEN BLOCKS (2016), a feature-length interactive documentary that was featured at Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and launched episodically in partnership with The Globe and Mail. Serpa Francoeur and Uppal are the co-founders of Lost Time Media, which has produced a wide range of linear and interactive documentaries since 2013. Recent films include THE HEAD & THE HAND (2018), which had its World Premiere at Hot Docs and was listed by DOC NYC as one of the top twelve contenders for the Oscars’ Documentary Short category. In 2019, they produced HAVEN, an award-winning short documentary about North America’s first prescription heroin program. They are also in production on LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL, a feature-length documentary produced in partnership with ITVS and with the support of the Sundance Documentary Film Program.

 
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