Today in history, February 26, 2012… 17-year-old high school student Trayvon Martin was fatally shot to death by George Zimmerman, in Sanford, Florida.
In memoriam, filmmaker Alexander Mallis remembers Martin’s death with a short documentary titled After Trayvon, which he’s released today on the fatal incident’s 2nd year anniversary.
The short features a conversation among a group of young black men in Fort Greene Park. They frankly discuss Trayvon, stop and frisk, and daily life in a unique, articulate, and engaging way. The piece plays from the perspective of participant, and we hope the discussion will prove especially relevant on this anniversary.
With: Primo, John, Creative Goal, Shanti, Brian, Rodney, Anthony, Lou, Mattar, Paul, Cody, Rico
Director: Alex Mallis; Editor: Tory Stewart; Cinematography: Adam Uhl; Moderator: Keith Miller; Assoc. producer: Luisa Conlon; Asst. editor: Jeff Sterrenberg; Sound mix: Justin D. Wright; Color: Colin Travers
Special Thanks: The crew of the Echoes of Incarceration project; York College CT355 students; Meerkat Media Collective; The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective
Shot on location in Fort Greene Park, July 15th, 2013, on the set of FIVE STAR (fivestarthemovie.com):