Man in suit with solemn expression, U.S. flag in background.

The Body Politic

(The Body Politic)

The new mayor of Baltimore promises to end street violence and reduce the murder rate. He believes that the city’s complex organism needs to be healed.

In 2020 African American Brandon M. Scott became the youngest mayor in Baltimore’s history, winning the election just after the police murder of George Floyd thanks to his promise to confront chronic violence and racism. He begins with a symbolic gesture – removing the painting of Lord Baltimore and his black child slave from the corridor in City Hall. He subsequently involves the police, city residents, volunteers and people who have committed crimes in the past. But his recipe for safer streets seems too complicated and naïve. He receives neither state nor federal support for solving deeply rooted societal problems. The results are slow in coming and Scott finds himself under political and media pressure.

Prague Municipal Library – Large Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Ondřej Kamenický, Moderator
Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough, Director
Brandon Scott, Mayor of Baltimore

Prague Municipal Library – Small Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

TitleThe Body Politic
Original TitleThe Body Politic
Original LanguageEnglish
Subtitles Czech
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginUSA
Length92 min.
Tags Politics, Justice, North America
Director Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough

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The Body Politic