Documentary filmmaker suing AP for ripping off footage of "prohibited" site

Makers of the film Hart Island: An American Cemetery, about a small potter's field island in New York City where prison laborers bury the region's unclaimed mass dead in mass graves, are suing The Associated Press. The filmmakers say AP stole footage from their film, which follows "four individuals and their six-year struggle to navigate city bureaucracy to locate a body mistakenly buried and properly grieve." Why is footage of Hart Island so valuable? NYC's Department of Corrections prohibits filming there. [Hollywood Reporter]