Short films include: - A Harlem Mother (2009, 10min) director Ivana Todorovic's award-winning documentary - Playguns, by local filmmakers Michael Pinckney and Taj Lewis - Holding Up, by Wyatt Maker and Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, based in Park Slope - Benny Lyde: A Role Model Dies Young, by DCTV Filmworks - Halt, by DCTV Filmworks ... and more. with introductions by filmmakers and producers
Shorts curated by Nick Shimkin. Big thanks to Beyond Bullets, DCTV's ongoing media campaign to address gun violence in US cities.
Following this program (45-50min) our partner organizations will host a panel discussion about solutions and responses to recent shootings.
Panelists include: - Lisa Jones, Save Our Streets coordinator - Shaina Harrison, Youth Director, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence - S.O.S. outreach workers - more to be announced
This one is free and open to all. Please pass on this info to activists, your friends, your kids, your neighbors. This is an event for the community, not for policy makers.
Thursday, 11/18, 7pm at LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave. btw Park and Sterling. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave
For more: Eroll Louis on efforts to curb violence in Brooklyn and the formation of S.O.S. Crown Heights in the Daily News
More shorts (less sobering ones) and a feature next Wednesday at LaunchPad- our regularly scheduled slot. And new venues coming soon, keep ears to the ground.
Hope you can make this one; will be an informative and productive evening.