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