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The Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY
The discussion will follow the screening of two youth-produced documentary films, "Triggering Wounds" and "Bullets in the Hood" about community violence in Harlem and police violence in Bed-Stuy. The panel discussion will address and draw critical connections between community resources, issues of internal and structural violence, and constructive solutions to the issues at hand.
What: "Triggering Wounds" and "Bullets in the Hood" Film Screenings and Panel Discussion
Where: The Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave btwn 127th & 128th St (2/3 to 125th st)
When: Monday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m.
"Triggering Wounds" filmmakers
Annette Warren Dickerson, Center for Constitutional Rights
Joseph Jazz Hayden, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
Brother Shaka Shakur, Peoples' Survivial Program; Black Souljahz
Ms. Otissa Dillard, Harlem Mothers Save
Cleo Silvers, Activist
Jessica Green, Moderator and Cinema Director
About the Films
TRIGGERING WOUNDS (15 mins, 2013)
Triggering Wounds tells the moving real-life story of a young man from Harlem coming to terms with the impact of gun violence on his life and his community. Scenes with families, emergency responders, community leaders, and law enforcement interweave in this youth-produced documentary film to provide an intimate portrait of a community struggling to understand, heal, and transform in the face of this devastating violence. Directed and produced by students in The Maysles Institute Teen Producers Academy, and their production company No Straight Media, in partnership Harlem Hospital Center and The New York County District Attorney’s Office. View film trailer here.
BULLETS IN THE HOOD (22 mins, 2005)
Terrence Fisher, a teen living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, had seven of his friends shot and killed by a gun violence. What could Terrence do to stop gun violence in Bed-Stuy before losing another friend, or his own life? Terrence and a fellow teen filmmaker, Daniel Howard, picked up a camera to tell the story about gun violence in Bed-Stuy. A few months into the production, Terrence lost another friend. This time, Timothy Stansbury who was his best friend from elementary school, was shot and killed by a police officer right in front of Terrence. This film follows their journey to pay tribute to Timothy so that this story can spread to the world outside of Bed-Stuy. View film trailer here.