Perhaps no documentary film is more prescient today than
the new documentary short, Triggering
Wounds, which deals with the crisis of teen violence in New York.
Even more noteworthy is that the film itself was actually made
by teens themselves, who have been affected by the violence, and want to make a positive change.
The film was written and directed by members of the Maysles Institute’s Teen Producers Academy
and their production company, No Straight
Media, in partnership with Harlem
Hospital Center and The New York
County District Attorney’s Office.
The film chronicles families, first responders, law
enforcement and community leaders, providing an intimate portrait of a
community struggling to understand, heal, and transform in the face of gun
The short makes its premieres on Friday
April 26th at 7PM at Harlem Hospital Center Auditorium, on Malcolm X Blvd and 135th St; and then will open the following day, Saturday
April 27th for an extended engagement until Friday
May 3rd, at the Maysles Cinema, located on 343
Lenox Avenue near 127th Street.
The screenings at the Cinema will be followed by panel discussions.
For more info about the film go HERE.