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After watching WOMEN IN BLUE, we hope you will join us for a conversation with Deirdre Fishel, the director and producer of the film, on Thursday, May 27th from 7-8pm. This event is being presented in partnership with Pikes Peak Community College and hosted on their Webex platform.


Event: An Evening with Deirdre Fishel, Director and Producer of WOMEN IN BLUE


Date: Thursday, May 27th from 7-8 PM


Event Link: https://cccs-meetings.webex.com/cccs-meetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e381e4b015f72c4488abf34e219357155

Event number: 120 920 3676

Event password: RMWF2021

The Minneapolis Police Department's first female chief, Janee Harteau, embarks on a mission to remake the department by ridding it of corruption, demanding accountability and re-training the officers. As part of her effort she also recruits more women and encourages their leadership. Women in Blue follows three of these police officers as each tries in their own way, at their own levels in the department, to play a role in the reform effort. Officer Alice White, who grew up in an African American neighborhood, now leads justice training to teach cops fairness and respect. Commander Melissa Chiodo, one of the first women to head up sex crimes, does things differently by charging those buying rather than selling. Rookie Erin Grabosky focuses on night patrol, trying to show that cops care. After the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman by a police officer rocks the police department, Chief Hartneau is pushed out and a new male chief takes over, appointing only men to top level positions, threatening the gains that the women have made within the force. Women in Blue explores these women as they continue their fight for gender equality, and explores a deeper look at race, violence and diversity within policing in America.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Deirdre Fishel