I AM SEAN BELL...Black Boys Speak

Please check out Sis. Muhammad's fantastic work, it will be among themost moving 10 1/2 mins. you'll spend in 2009! Forward Ever!======I AM SEAN BELL, Black Boys Speak!WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: http://www.vimeo.com/2691617WELCOME TO WILDSEED STUDIOSA Short Form Documentary from Wildseed FilmsDirected by Stacey MuhammadAsst. Directed by Shomari MasonEdited by: Stacey Muhammad & R.H. BlessPrincipal Photography: May 17, 2008Brooklyn, NYRunning Time 10:30On November 25, 2006, undercover NYPD officers fired at least 50rounds of bullets into a car carrying three UNARMED men of AfricanAmerican and Latino decent; killing one, SEAN BELL and seriouslywounding two others. Bell age 23 was scheduled to be married on thatfateful day.Three of the five detectives involved in the shooting went to trial oncharges ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment. All werefound not guilty.The incident has sparked fierce criticism of the NYPD as the cityfaces yet another murder of an unarmed African American man at thehands of those expected to protect and serve.“I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak” is a short form documentary fromWildseed Films that highlights the voices of young black boys betweenthe ages of 11 and 13 years old growing up in New York City.They speak openly and honestly about their reaction to the Sean Belltragedy as well as their fears and hopes as they approach manhood in acity where the lives of young black men are often cut short, toooften, and too soon.About the filmmaker:Stacey Muhammad is an award winning independent filmmaker and activistcommitted to using the power of media to educate, enlighten andempower humanity.Her first film, “A Glimpse of Heaven, The Legacy of the Million ManMarch”, screened at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, MD in2005 and received rave reviews.Since that time, the New Orleans, LA native has relocated to Brooklyn,NY and begun the work of documenting and preserving Hip Hop culturethrough film and digital media. Her projects include several shortform documentaries including, "I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak" aswell as "Self Construction: Recording session in honor of a movement".Stacey is currently working with other artist, filmmakers and activistwhose mission it is to document our history, preserve our culture andtell our own stories.Her latest film, "Out of Our Right Minds, The Rise of Mental Illnessamongst Black Women", is slated to be released in April 2009._/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_The author/submitter alone is responsible foropinions expressed on TheBlackList.Privacy Statement: http://www.theblacklist.net/privacy.htm
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