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Bronx Filmmaker Alejandro Rosario says...
Triggering Wounds is a film produced, filmed, and edited by the members of the Teen Producer's Academy at the Maysles Institute. A film about the effects of gun violence in Harlem, each one of our teen filmmakers has a different relationship to the film. Check out high school student Alejandro Rosario's thoughts on being a part of the production team for the film:
I primarily worked on interviews in the production of Triggering Wounds. I enjoyed getting to hear people's stories and I like how some stories expose things about people that you can not tell just from one look at them. Especially with a film as big as Triggering Wounds, I got to expose myself to things that I did not know before. I have to say my favorite shoot to date was our interview with Bridget Clyburn, an employee at Harlem Hospital, because I feel like that it was our strongest interview. She told us the story of her brother who was shot and how it effected her family. It was one our few intense interviews and I was glad to be a part of it.
I have lived in the Bronx my whole life and I had no idea about Harlem and Harlem's history until three years ago when it became a huge part of my life and this film. This film has helped me expand my knowledge of Harlem and learn about how people are trying to heal the community by creating programs like Harlem SNUG and Harlem Mothers Save. I am happy to be part of a project this huge and I am happy that I get to be working in film while expanding my knowledge of the neighborhoods in New York.
For more information about Triggering Wounds visit: http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/education/index.html
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