TRIGGERING WOUNDS tells the moving real-life story of a man from Harlem coming to terms with the impact of gun violence on his life and his community. Scenes with families, emergency responders, community activists, and law enforcement interweave in this documentary to provide an intimate portrait of a community struggling to understand, heal, and transform in the face of this devastating violence.
Directed and produced by students in The Maysles Documentary Center's Teen Producers Academy, and their production company No Straight Media, in partnership Harlem Hospital Center and The New York County District Attorney’s office, TRIGGERING WOUNDS highlights a citywide anti-gun violence initiative anchored by the first ever gun shot victim trauma center in the community. The documentary will be shown to victims of gun and knife violence in Harlem Hospital as part of their efforts to reduce deaths and repeat incidences of violence in the future.
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Triggering Wounds Educator Guide: maysles.org/mdc/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Triggering-Wounds_Educator-Guide.pdf