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Brick City

Brick City

Photo Credit:  Sundance
  • Premiered: 
    September 21, 2009
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  • Network: Sundance
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Described by filmmaker Marc Levin as ""The Wire" plus "The West Wing" in the 21st century looking through a lens of hope." "Brick City" takes an in-depth and no-holds-barred look at the immense challenges facing the city of Newark, New Jersey and its outspoken and charismatic mayor, Cory Booker. The program puts an illuminating spotlight on this inner city's struggles and the resilient community leaders, civil servants and life-long residents committed to making Newark a model for urban renewal in America. Brick City introduces viewers to the key figures in the city of Newark, who stand on the front lines day-in and day-out, from real estate developers to gang members and the police director. Their poignant stories unfold and organically intertwine in the midst of great change on a national scale, with the election of President Obama and a looming economic crisis. Executive produced by Forest Whitaker and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin.