Brockton filmmakers to examine divide between police, black men

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“You look at the last couple years, and it’s been an issue in the news, and everyone talks about it,” said Noube Rateau, 28, of Brockton, who is co-directing the film. “The point of this documentary is to limit the gray area and have an honest dialogue.”

BROCKTON – A documentary filmmaker from Brockton is now tackling the controversial subject of police relations with black men in America.

Noube Rateau, 28, is co-directing a film that’s working under the title “Protect, Serve and Care,” which seeks to explore the “complex relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community,” with interviews from both sides of the divide between police and people of color.

“You look at the last couple years, and it’s been an issue in the news, and everyone talks about it,” said Rateau, reached recently by The Enterprise. “The problem is there are a lot of misconceptions going on. The fact of the matter is there is a lot of gray areas in these stories. The point of this documentary is to limit the gray area and have an honest dialogue.”

Rateau is making the film with co-director William Medero, of Brockton, who also partnered with him to make their 2015 documentary, “Out of Bounds,” which was about the struggle of athletes in the inner-city. “Out of Bounds” featured interviews with sports opinion makers including Stephen A. Smith and Jackie MacMullan.

 

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