Homage to Bela raises the question, who is truly the victim of gun violence? Is it just the criminal and the victim or is everyone affected by the crime? On a cold winter day, a myriad of community members fall victim to a young African American male shot dead in cold blood on a New York City street. As if attendants to a funeral, the victims stand quietly looking upon the aftermath of the crime. While blood continues to flow on the sidewalk, there is something eerily recognizable about the shooter and his target. Homage to Bela explores the idea of how large the impact of gun violence truly is and how it hits much closer to home than we choose to believe.

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