Co-director Terrence Fisher's world has been traumatized by gun violence. In 2004, he watched his best friend get shot and killed by a police officer. The killing of this innocent teen outraged Bedford-Stuyvesant residents, but a grand jury ruled it simply a tragic accident and no indictment was issued against the officer. Fisher and his friends fought back by organizing protests and filming this documentary.
Length: 22 minutes
Premiere: New York
Terrence Fisher, 20, and Daniel Howard, 19, grew up in Brooklyn's housing projects. They discovered filmmaking through PRO-TV, a youth program at Downtown Community TV Center, which gives high school students training in TV production. Fisher's Strictly Family: Changing the Definition won an Honorable Mention Student Emmy last year. Howard has won the Student Emmy for State of Mind: Living in the Projects and the Best Young Filmmaker Award in Nashville Film Festival for Jai-Yen: Cool Heart. Fisher is also a DJ and produces music for underground hip-hop labels. Howard is currently attending Claflin University in South Carolina through a prestigious Emma Bowen Foundation scholarship.