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Created and directed by the award-winning filmmakers Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin, Brick City is a five-part documentary series that fans out around the city of Newark, New Jersey to capture the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer, stronger place to live. Against great odds, Newark's citizens and its Mayor, Cory A. Booker, fight to raise the city out of nearly a half century of violence, poverty, and corruption. In the five one-hour episodes of Brick City, the lives of Mayor Booker, citizens on the front lines, and key figures re-making the city — from developers to gang members and youth mentors — intertwine in a portrait of a city at a critical moment in history.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoSummer Is Ours||This documentary mini-series follows Newark's charismatic Mayor Cory Booker as he fights to raise the city out of nearly a half century of violence, poverty and corruption. Booker aims to keep the streets safe for summer. Presented by Sundance Channel.||51:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoStruggle||Mayor Booker receives good news about the homicide numbers. Blood gang member Jayda's plans for a nonprofit mentoring group are gaining steam, but her relationship with Crip member Creep is headed for crisis. Presented by Sundance Channel.||50:50||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoCentral||As the school year begins, camaraderie and serious discussions share the agenda at overnights given by Principal Baraka and Vice Principal Warren for Central High's freshman boys, and by Jayda for her young female mentees. Presented by Sundance Channel.||51:39||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoCircus||The Newark Police Department and the Bloods mourn deaths in their families. News reports alert Police Director Garry McCarthy to a potential coup against him - and it will be up to Mayor Booker to determine the outcome. Presented by Sundance Channel.||51:39||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoRed October||Mayor Booker campaigns for Democratic nominee Barack Obama, while Director McCarthy wonders if an intra-gang war is brewing after the streets explode in gunfire. Newarkers flock to the streets on an historic Election Day. Presented by Sundance Channel.||51:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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This series is soooo good -- gripping, uplifting, raw, emotional. And the people profiled in the series are so inspiring, especially Jayda, Creep and Mayor Cory Booker. I watch them and I think, "I should do more to make a difference in my community." It makes me want to get involved. I would love to see more of these people, and hope they get everything they are working so hard for.
This series is as entertaining as it is informative. Nice to see a politician actually trying to make a difference... This is a story everyone should know and see. Finally, some true reality on tv. Very well made.