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Director - Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin
Run Time -  255 minutes / 5 episodes
Language - English
Format - DVD
Year - 2009
Genre - Documentary
Educational Interest- American Studies, African-American Studies, Economics, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Urban Studies

Institutional DVD Price: $395




Brick City is the provocative and eye-opening 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 Booker, fight to raise the city out of a half century of violence, poverty and corruption.  Booker, an outspoken and charismatic mayor who many compare to Barack Obama, works with Police Director Garry McCarthy, youth mentors, Blood and Crip gang members and other citizens on the front line to bring peace and prosperity to their once-proud city.


Bringing to life the true challenges and adventures of social transformation and urban renewal, Brick City goes from City Hall to the street to create a vivid portrait of a city at a critical moment in history.


Engrossing... Rich and remarkably entertaining. A nonfiction blend of The Wire and West Wing.
- Associated Press


Lively and interesting... a vibrant portrait of a city’s attempt to better itself.” - Chicago Tribune