Documentary Director & Cinematographer
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License To Operate

Across the country, there is a growing distrust between members of the community and those who are meant to protect it. License To Operate follows a group of former gang members who have boldly joined forces with community leaders and law enforcement on a mission to break the cycle of violence in their neighborhoods.


Directed by. James Lipetzky

Director of Photography. Jeremiah Hammerling

Cinematography and Field Producer. Rita Baghdadi

  • 2015 Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival