Who Took Down Stockton?

Since 2010, 33 municipalities across the country have filed for bankruptcy. Not since the Great Depression have so many cities been so broke. No other place in the U.S. has borne the brunt more than the Central Valley city of Stockton, Calif. – the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy. Now, the city has defaulted on its bond payments and stripped health care from retired police officers and firefighters. All the while, an unprecedented legal battle is raging between creditors and the city in federal bankruptcy court.

We dig deep into the financial ruin of Stockton. In the first documentary in a series of films produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting for The Young Turks, we look at the bad deals that brought this city to its knees.

Producer and Reporter: Chavala Madlena
Co-Producer and Editor: David Ritsher
Associate Producer and Camera: Sharon Pieczenik
Camera and Sound: Marc Alexander, Vanessa Carr, Roberto Daza, Ryan Loughlin
Narrator: Jayar Jackson
Senior Producer: Stephen Talbot
Executive Producer: Sharon Tiller
For TYT: Steven Oh, Chief Operating Officer
Additional footage provided by Monica Lam, Jeremy Roberts, 
Graphic Artist: David Ritsher
Additional editing by Linda Peckham
Production Assistants: Rachel de Leon, Jason Jaacks, Ryan Loughlin, Matthew Sarnecki
Archival images and footage provided by 360 Architects, Associate Press, BBC, Brandon Getty, Flickr, Getty Images, KQED, KVIE, Library of Congress, Michael Tubbs, R. Lewis Van Blois, Reuter, Shutterstock, Stockton City Council, Stockton Police, The Record, The White House, Times Tribune, William Maxwell and The Bank of Stockton
Courtroom art by Vicki Ellen Behringer
Music provided by Audio Network
Sound effects provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk/info/eula/

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