16 Shots

  • 2019

16 Shots - a Showtime feature documentary directed by Oscar-nominee Rick Rowley - examines the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued. After the police initially declared the shooting as justified, journalists and activists fought for footage of the event to be released, sending the Chicago Police Department and local Chicago government officials into upheaval as the community demanded justice. Rowley’s film dissects the cover-up through first-hand witness accounts which led to the unprecedented conviction that fractured the political landscape of Chicago.

* WINNER: 2020 News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Outstanding Investigative Documentary

* WINNER: Bruce Sinofsky Award for Documentary Filmmaking

* NOMINEE: 2020 Peabody Awards in Documentaries

* NOMINEE: 2020 News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Research