Sundance Channel hit the streets of Newark in BRICK CITY, a powerful docu-series that premiered in September 2009--Executive Produced by Oscar-Winning Actor Forest Whitaker and acclaimed filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin. BRICK CITY follows Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Police Director, Garry McCarthy, and Blood gang member turned youth counselor, Jayda Ru -- along with a supporting cast of citizens on the frontlines – from Memorial Day to Election Day 2008. Their diverse stories converge in the struggle to change a city plagued with violence, poverty and corruption, into a new beacon of hope for urban America.
In Season 2 of the engaging and dramatic series BRICK CITY, change is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and heart-in-the-mouth plunges. Sundance Channel’s Peabody Award-winning series returns to Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, to explore a question that people everywhere can understand: how do you continue to change yourself, your community, your city when the setbacks come fast and furious? The six one-hour episodes of BRICK CITY follow Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Police Director Garry McCarthy and Newark citizens from across the socioeconomic spectrum to tell a story of resilience, resolve and optimism in the face of political, economic, and personal upheaval.