Brick City Documentary
Brick City, a five-part documentary about Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s fight efforts to fight crime, premiers Monday, September 21 on The Sundance Channel. Filmmaker Marc Levin hails from Maplewood, N.J. Brick City‘s executive producer is Oscar-winning actor/director Forrest Whitaker, who was intrigued by Booker because “he empowers people, and he’s done that on so many occasions.” Booker managed to reduce Newark’s crime rate by 40 percent in 2008. The mayor has also been a good friend to Newark’s Passaic River. His administration has installed a public boat dock near downtown and has been hosting free public boat tours up and down the river. Booker is also pushing ahead with plans to build an 11-acre park along the Passaic waterfront in Newark.