Produced by DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center), 2006
Director: Shannon Sonenstein Editor: Naomi Mizoguchi
The Bullets in the Hood: Anti-Gun Violence Tour was a grassroots initiative that occurred over three weeks during May-June 2006.
The unique centerpiece of this initiative was DCTV's forty-foot long, state-of-the-art, mobile production vehicle, the CyberCar, which brought gun violence awareness directly to youth, to their streets and their communities.
Rolling into communities throughout New York City and Hartford, Connecticut, the CyberCar attracted young audiences by the hundreds. At each stop along the way, the CyberCar conducted "Town Meetings" at schools, libraries, and youth group gatherings. The Bullets in the Hood: Anti-Gun Violence Tour featured public screenings of Bullets in the Hood: A Bed Stuy Story, a multi award-winning film produced through DCTV's youth media program, PRO-TV.
Consequently, important dialogue has begun that has engaged youth and members of their communities in discussions about gun violence in their own neighborhoods. These dialogues are a critical first step toward stemming the tide of violence that claims thousands of young lives each year.