Let's talk policing, quotas, and incarceration.

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Middle Men, Policy and Broken Windows A Project of Documentaries

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Middle Men exposes modern day policing and its treatment of minorities, spoken from people on both sides of the law. It spotlights police officers, the "middlemen," sworn to protect, but are governed by statistics & police quota, discussing how their interactions feed the prison industrial complex system.

  • $8,100 Video Editing ($2,700 per 1 week x 3 weeks).
  • $5,000 Sound ($250 per day x 5 days per week x 4 weeks).
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Police have been the Middle Men between communities of color and the policy makers since policing began. We follow an evolution of policing in the black community from slavery to Compstat, recognizing political influence, wealth, and control has caused a cycle that perpetuates mass incarceration and discrimination. Upon speaking to former officers of the law, they revealed Compstat as a factor in the shift of policing toward numbers and statistics behind arrests, laws, and deployment has dehumanized them public they have been sworn into protect. With emphasis on performance goals (quotas), low level quality of life enforcement (extension of stop and frisk), and a major push officers to mis-classify crime numbers, the public is less safe. Not only are protectors being influenced to violate civil and human rights but they are not held accountable when they become perpetrators of the law because the culture lends itself to aggression, secrecy, and targeting.

What happens after has left families and friends devastated. Not only were there violations by law officers but the criminal justice system scaled against them in their pursuit for justice, so they became activist, freedom fighters, to hold those responsible for their children's death accountable. Despite not receiving justice for the untimely deaths of Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Nicholas Heyward Jr,, Sean Bell, and Mohamad Bah, their work is hopeful while they pursue justice to prevent others from suffering the same fate. Their stories are remarkable, inspiring, and through them, you will know that their children live on.



Middle Men is a life changing film for any one who watches it.

What about you: Your contribution will help us to wrap up post-production and assist us in getting this untold story out to the public.


Support with a donation:

$3-$25 Supporter -Our enduring gratitude for your support! (%100 Tax Deductible)

$50-$150 Protester – Our enduring gratitude for your support! Handwritten note from the Director. Special thanks on websites Special Thanks Page and social media. (%100 Tax Deductible)

$150-$400 Specialist - Our enduring gratitude for your support! Handwritten note from the Director. Special thanks on websites Special Thanks Page and social media. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt Digital password protected link when the film is complete. (%100 Tax Deductible after $15)

$500 Activist – Special thank you in the end of film credits and on website Special Thanks Page, Instagram Shot Out with your picture and has tag #MiddleMenDoc as a Film Activist, Tweet and Facebook Post publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC, Signed poster and thank you note from Director. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. (%100 Tax Deductible after $45)


Support a service:

$67.50 Pay for an editing hour (Focus Specialist) - Our enduring gratitude for your support! Handwritten note from the Director. Special thanks on websites Special Thanks Page and social media. (%100 Tax Deductible)

$2,700 One Week of Video Editing (Video Educator) - Special credits in Gold section of the ending credits and on website special thanks page. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, moderate support in bringing a screenings to your area (Coordinated by you), Middle Men E-Study guide credited in your name (Printable). Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as a Film Educators, Facebook Post with public thank you and tag, Signed DVD, poster, and thank you note from Director. DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Extended Interviews of main characters in film shared with password protected links. Choice of artwork (photography print or painting) for your wall (%100 Tax Deductible after $85).

$5,000 Sound (Sound Educator) - Special credits in Gold section of the ending credits and on website special thanks page. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, moderate support in bringing a screenings to your area (Coordinated by you), Middle Men E-Study guide credited in your name (Printable). Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as a Film Educators, Facebook Post with public thank you and tag, Signed DVD, poster, and thank you note from Director. DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Extended Interviews of main characters in film shared with password protected links. Choice of artwork (photography print or painting) for your wall (%100 Tax Deductible after $85).


Executive Producer Credit

$10,000 Leader – Executive Producer credit in beginning and ending credits, listing on IMDB (The Internet Movie Database). Special thanks on website's home page in bold lettering along with your Bio/Head shot as a major supporter of Middle Men. Paid hotel and travel to National Premiere film festival screening, 2 tickets to World Premiere (No Travel or Hotel Expenses included). Public screening coordinated in partnership with filmmakers, Q&A after the screening (Offered the opportunity to participate as a speaker with filmmakers as to what motivated you to become an Executive Producer), #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as an Executive Producer, Facebook Post with public thank you and tag, Signed DVD, poster and thank you note from Director. DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Extended Interviews of main characters in film shared with password protected links. Choice of artwork (photography print or painting) for your wall (%100 Tax Deductible after $845).


Please see art to choose from below:

Innovator/ Leader/Activist/Educator - Scale to your preference for print 48 x 36



Paintings:

Leader: Set of 3 16 x 20


Innovator or Leader: Single Paintings 16 x 20 +



Innovator/ Leader/Educator: 8 x 10 +


Please email team@middlemendoc.com for questions regarding the film, artwork, or photography.

Thank you!

Rochelle

$1,045 Raised
7% towards $13,100 Goal

Supported by 19 Donations:

  • Heather M.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck Rochelle. So proud of u
  • Tashe T.
    I Gave $15
    Good luck!!
  • Gee W.
    I Gave $150
  • Jonah K.
    I Gave $50
    I'm giving because this film has an important message.
  • Charlene H.
    I Gave $25
  • Winter Film A.
    I Gave $50
  • America N.
    I Gave $15
  • David N.
    I Gave $25
    Keep up the good work; the world needs you and the work that you're doing. Breathe. Take care of yourself. Patience and discipline.
  • Lucy  R.
    I Gave $80
  • Brandi  J.
    I Gave $100
    Keep dreaming big!
  • Anonymous
    I Gave $125
    Keep up the good work.
  • Faizullah J.
    I Gave $100
    I know this is going to be a great film. Much needed.
  • Tricia T.
    I Gave $100
    In today's times work like this is tremendously important.
  • John "Doc" F.
    I Gave $25
  • Dpn Z.
    I Gave $25
    I know you'll do a great doc!
  • Tara  S.
    I Gave $50
    Tara Simmons
  • Lila  G.
    I Gave $15