Stephen Maing is an Emmy ® award winning, Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Filmed over four years, his feature documentary CRIME + PUNISHMENT chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops, known as the NYPD12, and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. His other projects include HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE, which cinematically captures the fascinating story of two of China's first dissident citizen-journalists fighting state- monitored censorship and was broadcast nationally on PBS’ award-winning series P.O.V. His short film, THE SURRENDER produced with Academy Award winner Laura Poitras, documented State Department intelligence analyst Stephen Kim's harsh prosecution under the Espionage Act. It received a World Press Photo Award for Best Long Form Documentary and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Documentary.