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Project of the Day: 'A Violence Disrupted' in Los Angeles

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 17, 2013 at 9:52AM

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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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"A Violence Disrupted"
 
Tweetable Logline:
 

Rival gang members work together to fight crime in a new and risky model of peacemaking.

Elevator Pitch:
 

After suspending production to evaluate safety concerns, filmmakers relaunch gang intervention documentary A VIOLENCE DISRUPTED documenting a new type of community policing - one where the gang members themselves become the crime-fighters. To do this, they journey into the core of the LA gang world where killing is commonplace. Here they find rival gang members working together, and being trained by the city, in this new and risky model of peacemaking. It is messy, but it’s working: LA times reports Monday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says, “L.A. (Now) has the lowest violent crime per capita of any big city."

Production Team:
 

Director/Producer: Nikki Hevesy
Co-Producer: Anne Marie Gillen
Executive Producer: Derrick Warfel
Cinematographer: James O'Keffee
Editor: Art Kellner

About the Production:
 
"I was first asked to explore work of reformed gang member Alfred Lomas in South Central. I was invited to sit-downs where peace treaties were forged, then asked to film the launch of the LA Gang Tours.  I heard about gang cease-fire negotiations, secured story rights, and launched into an exploration that was tragic, eye -opening and yet not without hope.
 
"As gang violence is multiplying across the globe, that the most effective ones now forging peace were the perpetrators themselves is both fascinating and far-reaching in its impact.  I saw that this is a story that must be told." --Nikki Hevesy, Director/Producer
 
Current Status:
 
Post-production
 
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