Congratulations to Jessica Dimmock and Zackary Canepari for their World Press Photo nominations. Jessica received a nomination in the Portraits-Stories category for her photo essay “Northwest Passages,” shot for TOPIC. Zackary was nominated in the Interactive of the Year category for “Flint is a Place.”
Flint Town has been nominated for two Critic’s Choice Awards — Best Documentary Series and Best Political Documentary. Directed by Zackary Canepari and Jessica Dimmock of VII, and Drea Cooper, the whole 8-part series can be streamed on Netflix worldwide.
In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the Flint Police Department. Flint, Michigan, is consistently named one of the most violent cities in America and the community is still grappling with the cover-up of a citywide water contamination, leading to a massive distrust in law enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with the police officers faced with infrastructure issues and decreasing resources as they risk their lives to protect and serve the community, while simultaneously struggling to gain their support.