For our very first Craven Conversations, we spoke with Jenifer McShane, the dynamic director of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a terrific first event. For those who missed it, we present the recorded version, available through this link.
The closing night film at MNFF5 last August, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops follows two San Antonio Police Department officers who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment — one 911 call at a time. In the process, they are redefining policing policy and its mandate to “keep people safe.” The film’s relevance and timeliness has only increased in this fraught pandemic environment where mental health challenges and domestic abuse incidents are on the rise.Stay tuned for more information on the next Craven Conversation, coming May 27!