NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — An award-winning movie about gun violence, produced by two Brooklyn filmmakers, is now being shown to New York City school children.
Damon Didit and Natural Langdon, natives of Brownsville, said they decided to tell the story they knew best when they wrote, directed and produced “Bullets over Brownsville.”
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The film documents the life of a 10-year-old boy trying to run away from a culture of violence — a culture that that never stops pursuing him.
Langdon said the movie is meant to give a voice to the voiceless and help children fight being “seduced by the gun.”
“A kid doesn’t just wake up and say ‘I’m gonna go kill people today,’” Langdon said.
The 10-year-old in the movie tries to fight off the pressure to join a gang and gets a gun to protect himself. The gun accidentally goes off and the young boy begins to believe that the gun is the answer.
The lesson of the movie and what Langdon wants young people to know is that “The power’s not in the gun, the power is in the solution before you get the gun.”
The film has won three film festival awards and will be released digitally and on DVD in April.
Find out more about the film at bulletsoverbrownsville.com