Directed By
Christopher Gruse
Documentary Features

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win

Detroit still burned after the fires of the ’67 rebellion were extinguished. Black Detroiters were still trampled on by decades of racist policing and practices. The national drug epidemic was raging in the Motor City. The Detroit Police Department responded by creating S.T.R.E.S.S. (Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets) – a brutal, murderous decoy unit that was responsible for the execution of 22 Black citizens. A radical Marxist Attorney, Ken Cockrel, led a group of activists and community leaders to abolish the unit and restore justice. This is the story of a heroic struggle in a city that was far too willing to discard the Constitution and trample the rights of its black citizens.

In the Best of Documentary program.

Sunday, May 6 at 2:00PM in The Toby at Newfields

In the Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win program.

Sunday, April 29 at 1:00PM in The Toby at Newfields Tuesday, May 1 at 5:15PM in Indy Film Salon (Newfields)


  • 2018 Indy Film Fest, Best of Documentary: Feature
  • 2018 Indy Film Fest, Grand Jury