Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anti-Gun Violence Films and Discussion Tonight

From Save Our Streets Crown Heights and the Kings County Cinema Society, at 7pm tonight at LaunchPad:

We are proud to be partnering with several great local orgs this week to present a night of films and discussion about gun violence in our streets... Thursday evening at LaunchPad.

We are joining with Save Our Streets, a project of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center; Downtown Community Television; New Yorkers Against Gun Violence; American Friends Service Committee; and our gracious host, LaunchPad, on this important event.

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.


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