When Shu’aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. Harvey Schlossberg, a police psychologist, was brought in to diffuse the situation in the hopes of using words, not guns, to resolve the crisis. This riveting documentary makes strong present-day implications for the necessity of police reform.

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La Mami takes us inside the ladies’ bathroom-turned-cloakroom of a legendary Mexico City nightclub, the Cabaret Barba Azul. Inside the fluorescently-lit upstairs refuge we meet Doña Olga, known as “La Mami” to the dancers and hostesses of the discotheque below, who keeps watch over the dressing room while remaining a tough-loving confidante and vigilant protector of the girls themselves.

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