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Let's talk policing, quotas, and incarceration.

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Middle Men, Quota 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. This is leading a pull away from community policing toward a new data driven, discriminatory supportive 'Compstat' policing model leaving the community & police more divided than ever before.


We need your help!

  • $5,400 Video Editing ($2,700 per 1 week x 2 weeks = Rough Cut!)
  • $2,500 Sound ($250 per day x 5 days per week x 2 weeks)
  • $2,000 Story Consultant (works directly with editor)
  • $1,000 to begin animation and motion graphics
  • $600 Writer (Promotion, Blogs, Emails, Social Media)
  • $2,000 Legal Fees (LLC, Clearances, Licensing Help).

Central Testimony:

  • Gwen Carr: Mother of Eric GarnerDaniel Model, Former NYPD officer shares with us Compstat has hurt the police force more than helped.
  • Kadi Diallo: Mother of Amadou Diallo
  • Hawa Bah: Mother of Mohammad Bah
  • Nicholas Heyward Sr: Father of Nicholas Heyward Jr.
  • William Bell: Father of Sean Bell
  • Daniel Model: Former Lieutenant and Tactical Training Officer (To the Right) --Daniel Model, Former NYPD officer shares with us Compstat has hurt the police force more than helped.
  • Matt Fogg: CNN expert, Former US Marshal and URELIA Activist
  • Mike Bell: Former NYPD Officer
  • Baron Marquis: Former NYPD Officer and Community Activist
  • Arnold Kriss: Former Deputy of Trials and Assistant District Attorney
  • ACLU
  • NYU Professor and Compstat Researcher: David Greenberg
  • Hunter College Professor and Author of PR! A Social History of Spin: Stuart Ewen
  • Former Political Prisoner of 47 years: Sekou Kambui
  • United States Harvard Graduated Attorney and Lawyer in United States vs. Armstrong: David Dudley
  • Wrongfully convicted in Central Park 5 cases: Korey Wise of Wise Lions
  • James C.B. Gray: Producer and Speaker/Activist of National Action Network
  • Author of Raw Law (Cash Money published Book): Muhammad Bashir
  • A host of supporting interviews of authors, professionals, activist, and important everyday people.

Central Topics:

  • Policing
  • Compstat
  • Race
  • Enforcement
  • Quotas
  • Broken Policies like Broken Windows and Stop and Frisk
  • Targeting
  • Incarceration

How will this film help to transform: Our goal is to get those interested in being a voice for the community access into Compstat Meetings and to get topics like police brutality, mass incarceration, and diversity awareness into Compstat meetings and into the data monitored by important third parties! All the films resources will also be made available online to all who would like to further study their materials—progress is a unifying effort.

What about you: Your contribution makes you part because we vote with our income. When you donate to independent films, grassroots organizations, or causes you care about you are taking action toward creating a world you want to live in.



Please see our gifts for your generous donation below, please note everyone who donates will be listed in the films credits and given public thanks on our website before the film screens to the public:

$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)

$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. Choice of photography Print (%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)

$600 Writer (Charger Activist)– #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, 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. DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Choice of photography Print (%100 Tax Deductible after $45).

$1,000 Animation (Super Activist)– #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, 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. DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Choice of photography Print (%100 Tax Deductible after $45).

$2,000 Legal Fees (Legal 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).

$2,000 Story Consultant (Story 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).

$2,500 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).

$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).

$5400 Two Weeks of Video Editing (Video Innovator) – Special Credits in Gold section of the ending credits and on website's home page. Paid travel expenses to National Premiere film festival screening. 2 tickets to World Premiere (No Travel or Hotel Expenses included), Dedicated assistance in bringing a public screening to a venue of your choice (Coordinated by you), Q&A after the screening, Hard-Copy and E-Study guide credited in your name, #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publically thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as a Film Innovator, 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 $345).



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

$715 Raised
5% towards $13,500 Goal

Supported by 12 Donations:

  • 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