10-7 for Life

10–7 for Life is a funny, raw and occasionally violent chronicle of the last two weeks of Carol Banks's career as a cop in Parkdale, Toronto. Exploring the contrasts and absurdities of patrolling the streets, the film looks at everything from the now-almost-routine gang shootings to a colleague's shocking murder, while also capturing what Banks describes as "babysitting" – officers trying to help people who can't look after themselves. Filmed by Carol's sister, Cindy Banks, this film offers a rare inside look at a police force struggling to cope with an increasingly violent city, and an intimate portrait of one burnt-out cop who has to get out for her own peace of mind.

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Comments

  • Tonkadriver

    “Wow! What a cow making fun of the person who's dog got hit by a car. ” — Tonkadriver, 24 Feb 2011

  • ronbar

    “well done ! thank you to carol banks for your service.glad you got out alive.” — ronbar, 22 Apr 2010

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Film Credits

director
Cynthia Banks
producer
Cynthia Banks
associate producer
Kenneth Hirsch
camera
Cynthia Banks
sound
Cynthia Banks
camera
Joseph Sutherland
sound
Joseph Sutherland
editing
Deborah Palloway
sound editing
Paul Demers
re-recording
Louis Hone
music
Richard Gozdzialski

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