'The Wire' star makes documentary 'Baltimore Rising'

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sonja Sohn has gone from being in front of the camera to behind it.

The actress, who played a Baltimore detective on "The Wire," has become a documentary filmmaker and her debut offering is a powerful look at her beloved adopted city.

"Baltimore Rising" was to debut Monday on HBO. It examines a fearful community in the wake of riots after the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured while in police custody in 2015.

Sohn leveraged the good will she created from "The Wire" and her own help in the community to gain access to both police and social activists. Her cameras capture intimate moments around dinner tables, on football fields and electric moments before important decisions.

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