Trailer for "Glen's Village," a documentary & three-part multimedia web series that probes the effects of childhood trauma in Philadelphia — and how a disadvantaged school district is at odds when it comes to helping these kids.
The film is currently being screened across Philadelphia and is being entered into film festivals across North America.
From the 'hood to the Ivy League; Glen Casey was born and raised in a world of drugs and violence. But with the help of counselors, mentors, teachers — & most of all, a mother who never quit on him — he’s now a University of Pennsylvania sophomore.
“Glen’s Village” immerses viewers in University City and West Philadelphia. Although only separated by a few block —the two neighborhoods are galaxies apart in reality. From selling crack cocaine on the streets in grade nine to attending an Ivy League school, Glen’s journey is filled with bumps, bruises & redemption.
The films hones in on the impact of trauma, particularly in children, an angle explored through the lens of the city’s constantly evolving urban narrative.
Featuring original music by Factor.
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Director & Producer - Dorian Geiger
Co-Producer - Paul Jablow
Reporting by Dorian Geiger & Paul Jablow
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