Brick City (TV series)
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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Production company(s)||Sundance Channel Originals|
|Original network||Sundance Channel|
|Original release||September 21, 2009-present|
Brick City is an American documentary series on the Sundance Channel. Created and directed by the award-winning filmmakers Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin, Brick City is a series that captures 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 nearly a half century of violence, poverty and corruption.
It won a Peabody Award in 2009 "for its honest and passionate exposition of the lives and institutions that make up a community, and for its inspiring yet sometimes skeptical look at the trials embedded within the struggle for a better future."
Brick City premiered on September 21, 2009. The series is produced and directed by award-winning filmmakers Marc Levin (Slam, Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags, Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock) and Mark Benjamin (The Last Party, Jails Hospitals and Hip-Hop), who also created the series. Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Forest Whitaker executive produces. Executive producers for Sundance Channel are Evan Shapiro, Sarah Barnett, Mala Chapple and Michael Klein. The production team went on to create Chicagoland, which is a successor to the show.
- Newark, New Jersey
- Cory Booker
- Garry McCarthy
- Modia Butler
- Street Fight
- Newark mayoral election, 2014
- 69th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2010.