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2018 Asian American International Film Festival


Directed by Stephen Maing

DOCUMENTARIES / USA / Documentary, Law / 112 mins / English


Village East Cinema
July 26, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


Q&A to follow with filmmakers

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, CRIME + PUNISHMENT intimately observes the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops known as “The NYPD 12” and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.Q&A to follow with filmmakers


Post Screening Panelists:

Stephen Maing, Director

Wynton, Moderator

Tickets to Screening:

$16 General
$12 Student/Senior

Screening made possible by: AABANY, NYU Asian Pacific Islander Alumni

Director's Bio

Stephen Maing is an Emmy-nominated Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His feature documentary, High Tech, Low Life told the fascinating story of two of China’s first dissident citizen-journalists fighting state-monitored censorship and was broadcast nationally on PBS’ award-winning series P.O.V. He has directed films for the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Nation, The Intercept and Field of Vision. His short film, The Surrender, produced with Academy Award winner Laura Poitras, documented State Department intelligence analyst Stephen Kim’s harsh prosecution under the Espionage Act. It received a 2016 World Press Photo Award for Best Long Form Documentary and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Documentary. He is a fellow of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and recipient of the International Documentary Association’s inaugural Enterprise Investigative Journalism grant as well as a 2016 John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Reporting Fellow. His most recent feature CRIME + PUNISHMENT, received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was filmed over four years and chronicles the stories of a group of minority cops known as the NYPD12, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. He is co-directing the forthcoming documentary, The Great Experiment and teaches a summer course in documentary cinematography at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Dates & Times


Village East Cinema
July 26, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available