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© 2019 by Queen Palm International Film Festival.

2019 Couronne d'Or 

Grand Jury Prize Winners

Best of the Year

** 2019 EMMY NOMINEE FOR OUTSTANDING SOCIAL ISSUE DOCUMENTARY

** 2019 OSCAR SHORTLIST - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

** NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW - TOP FIVE DOCUMENTARIES

** SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - US DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD 

** CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - BEST DOCUMENTARY

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the remarkable efforts and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

A highly intimate and cinematic experience with unprecedented access, Crime + Punishment examines the United States' most powerful police department through the brave endeavors of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

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** QPIFF 2019 ANNUAL WINNER - BEST SHORT - FIRST TIME FILMMAKER

** QPIFF 2019 ROYAL GEM DIAMOND AWARD WINNER

** UK FILM REVIEW AWARD WINNER

** INDIE SHORTS MAGAZINE EDITORS PICK

A starry-eyed actress with a troubled past faces her harshest critic during an interview gone wrong.

Written & Directed by Stella Velon

Produced by Jean Gabriel Kauss