Shell Shocked

Please join Press Street for a free community film screening of SHELL SHOCKED: A Documentary about Growing Up in the Murder Capital of America by John Richie.

New Orleans, Louisiana is the murder capital of the United States. For the last decade, statistics have shown murder rates four to six times higher than the national average. Eighty percent of the victims are black males, mostly in their teenage years. SHELL SHOCKED starts at the surface of New Orleans’ teen murder epidemic and delves into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted—the youth who live in fear of violence, the parents who grieve a wound that will never fully heal, and the mentors and officials who have dedicated their lives to touching, and perhaps saving, one life at a time.  (2012, 60 minutes)  There will be a short discussion with filmmaker JOHN RICHIE following the screening.  Seating is limited.

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