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Bullets in the Hood: Bed-Stuy Documentary Goes on Tour to Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

Friday, May 5th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/05/1432220

Downtown Community Television is launching an anti-gun violence tour in New York City and elsewhere featuring the award-winning film "Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story." The film was made by two 19 year-olds, raised in Brooklyn's public housing projects, who had lost 11 friends to gun-violence in the streets of New York.

 


We end today's program looking at the issue of gun violence. Downtown Community Television - located in the same firehouse studios we are broadcasting out of - is launching an anti-gun violence tour in New York City and the Tri-State area.

The tour features the film "Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story" produced at DCTV. The film was made by two 19 year-olds, raised in Brooklyn's public housing projects, who had lost 11 friends to gun-violence in the streets of New York City. Instead of picking up a gun, they picked up cameras, and made a movie to try and put an end to the violence.

The film focuses on the fatal shooting of Timothy Stansbury by a police officer on the roof of a Bedford-Stuyvesant housing project on January 24th, 2004. He was 19 years old. His friend Terrence Fisher was standing behind him when he was shot.

Terrence documented the tense hours and days after the shooting with a fellow filmmaker. The result was the film Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story. It was been screened at national and international film festivals including Sundance, where it won the 2005 Special Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking.

 

  • "Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story", excerpt of documentary.
  • Jon Alpert, award-winning filmmaker and founder of Downtown Community Television.
  • Terrence Fisher, director of Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story.
  • Phyllis Clayburne, her son, Timothy Stansbury, was shot dead by a police officer on the roof of a Bedford-Stuyvesant housing project on January 24th, 2004. He was 19 years old.