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 violence.
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.
Watch the trailer below: