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|Diversity Film '3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets'|
|Date||Wednesday September 28|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highand Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611
|Organizer/Author||Ellen Driscoll Playhouse|
9/28/16 at 7pm in Piedmont, 10/2/16 at 3pm in Oakland
On November 23, 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at a mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop, for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead.
This riveting documentary is one story of the devastating effects of racial bias and the search for justice. Negative portrayals of black men and boys in the media lead to irrational fears; these implicit biases can prove deadly. The film dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter using powerful footage which shows intimate scenes with the boy's parents, police interrogation footage, and interviews with others at the scene that night. You are on the edge of your seat during the trial testimonies. We chose this film to bring audiences into the discussion of racial bias and gun violence.
6:30 pm reception
8:30 -9 community discussion
The series is sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont League of Women Voters, and Piedmont Unified School District Adult Education.
Sundance Film Festival Winner of Special Jury Prize for Social Impact: "If you have paid any attention to the news, you know that we are a nation in crisis. As a jury, we feel it is important to recognize a film that because of the close collaboration between the filmmakers and their subjects, lets the audience examine that crisis, consider the consequences of that crisis, and invites us all to consider this very difficult question why are young black men the objects of fear? This documentary matters."
Free. no RSVP.