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"THE BODY POLITIC" is a harbinger of hope in a country plagued by gun violence. Brandon Scott is a young Mayor who grew up during Baltimore’s most troubling years and now sets out, with unyielding idealism, to change the course of his battered and beloved city. Scott is elected Mayor amid the George Floyd uprising, and he introduces an ambitious plan for violence reduction and police reform that he promises will lower the city’s murder rate. Pundits claim Brandon’s political health and the city’s health are tied to the number 348 – the total murders Baltimore had the previous year, more homicides than NYC, a city 15 times its size. After entering office and barely getting a chance to enact his first safety reforms, violence surges to new highs. As the media & political foes attack his holistic approach, Brandon’s commitment to his plan and his principles put his future as a politician at risk.

Film Contact

RowHouse LC


  • Year
  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Midwest Premiere
  • Genre
    Documentary Feature
  • Subtitle Language
    Not applicable
  • Content Warning
    Strong Language,Mature Themes
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  • Director
    Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough
  • Producer
    Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough, Dawne Langford, John Benam
  • Executive Producer
    Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny, Mark Grieco, Rudy Valdez, Brock Williams
  • Cast
    Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, Erricka Bridgeford, Dante Johnson, Shantay Jackson