Featured in the ITVS-funded documentary The Interrupters, Ameena Matthews gave a powerful performance on Wednesday’s edition of the Colbert Report. The documentary, by acclaimed director Steve James, will premiere on PBS’s FRONTLINE on February 14.
The film takes a look at a group of men and women — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons — that are trying to “interrupt” shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed. Watch the trailer for the The Interrupters below: Continue reading →
Join Welcome to Shelbyville director Kim Snyder at 9 AM PDT / 12 PM ET on Thursday, May 26 for a live chat with young people from the Oasis Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1970 to provide community-based care for youth, the Oasis Center has evolved over the past four decades into one of the nation’s leading youth-serving organizations.
The Oasis Center offers safety and support to Nashville’s most vulnerable and disconnected youth, while seeking to also teach young people how to transform the conditions that create problems for them in the first place.
The documentary by filmmaker Daniel H. Birman, follows the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start. Watch a preview after the jump.