The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) Film Forward Documentary Spotlight will showcase the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion through film during the third annual documentary spotlight, featuring the locally produced film, “Reverse RideAlong”. Presented by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and David & Kristen St. Pierre. Join us for a FREE reception starting at 5:30 pm with the filmmakers and a screening of the locally produced documentary film, “Reverse RideAlong” starting at 6:30 pm! This documentary follows grassroots leaders Jan Thrope and Joe Black as they pioneer the “Reverse RideAlong” initiative in Cleveland, aiming to reshape policing amid escalating community-police tensions. With determination, they navigate the tumultuous history of policing, emphasizing the crucial need for trust and empathy. Jan and Joe orchestrate conversations and activities to foster mutual respect and understanding, creating a foundation rooted in harmony – one relationship at a time. Join them on a transformative journey, a call to action for forging connections in Cleveland’s pursuit of justice and unity. Following the screening, the filmmakers will join Lowell Perry Jr, GCFC’s Chief Diversity Officer, VP Corporate & Community Engagement, for an engaging Q&A session. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners, this screening is FREE and open to the public, with registration required.