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Triggering Wounds Theatrical Premiere
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Triggering Wounds Theatrical Premiere
Best Documentary, 2013 Tribeca Film Festival's "Our City, My Story" Youth Showcase

Week Long Theatrical Premiere
Saturday, April 27th, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28th, 2:00pm
Monday, April 29th - Wednesday May 1st, 7:30pm
Thursday May 2nd - Friday May 3rd, 5:00pm
The Maysles Cinema

Triggering Wounds
2013, 15 min.

Directed and produced by students in The Maysles Institute 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.

Triggering Wounds tells the moving real-life story of a young man from Harlem coming to terms with the impact of gun violence on his life and his community. Scenes with families, emergency responders, community leaders, and law enforcement interweave in this documentary film to provide an intimate portrait of a community struggling to understand, heal, and transform in the face of this devastating violence.

The Maysles Cinema run of Triggering Wounds  (Saturday, April 27th- Friday, May 3rd) will be preceded by a short film titled Bullets in Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story.

Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story

Terrence Fisher and Daniel Howard, 2005, 22 min.  
Terrence Fisher, a teen living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, had seven of his friends shot and killed by a gun violence. What could Terrence do to stop gun violence in Bed-Stuy before losing another friend, or his own life? Terrence and a fellow teen filmmaker, Daniel Howard, picked up a camera to tell the story about gun violence in Bed-Stuy.  A few months into the production, Terrence lost another friend. This time, Timothy Stansbury who was his best friend from elementary school, was shot and killed by a police officer right in front of Terrence's face.  This film follows their journey to pay tribute to Timothy so that this story can spread to the world outside of Bed-Stuy.

Saturday, April 27th, 7:30pm -- "Interrupting Violence: From NY to Chicago" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Ms. Patricia Simmonds (Harlem Mothers Save), Ameena Matthews via Skype (Chicago Violence Interrupter) and moderated by Christine Peng (Education Director).

Sunday, April 28th, 2:00pm --"Framing the Story: A Conversation with Filmmakers and Journalists" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Ms. Iris Bailey (Harlem Mothers Save), and Anjanette Levert (The Documentary Forum at CUNY).

Monday, April 29th, 7:30pm -- "Fists and Guns: Harlem Then & Now" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Ms. Otissa Dillard  (Harlem Mothers Save), Cleo Silvers (activist) Joseph Jazz Hayden (activist) and moderated by Jessica Green (Cinema Director).

Tuesday, April 30th, 7:30pm -- "Harlem Through a Lens: Representations of Urban Gun Violence" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Albert Maysles (filmmaker and Maysles Institute founder), Jamal Joseph (Impact founder and "Panther Baby" author), and Cidra Sebastien (Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Associate Director).

Wednesday, May 1st, 7:30pm -- "Guns, Masculinity and Violence" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Dorothy Payne (Harlem Mothers Save), Operation Harlem SNUG, Jay Smooth (Blogger and Radio Host), Darnell Moore (writer and activist), Daniel José Older (writer and organizer) and moderated by Andrea Plaid (

Thursday May 2nd, 5:00pm -- "How Do We Get There: Creating Solutions (Part 1)" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Lillian Ranson (Harlem Mothers Save), Operation Harlem SNUG, Esther Armah (playwright and WBAI radio host), and Nellie Hester Bailey (organizer and radio host).

Friday May 3rd, 5:00pm -- "How Do We Get There: Creating Solutions (Part 2)" with Triggering Wounds filmmakers, Denise Paul (Harlem Mothers Save), Akiba Solomon (Colorlines), Sonia Balaram (Harlem Community Justice Center), Marlon Peterson (S.O.S. Crown Heights, Associate Director) and moderated by Christine Peng (Education Director).


Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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