Where is Hope: The Art of Murder Documentary on Police Brutality - Screenings and Forums Begin
Everyday a new horror story unfolds some place in this country involving a person with a disability and the police. Where Is Hope: The Art of Murder, chronicles disabled victims murdered by police and the activists/artists who are fighting to end this injustice. The film produced and directed by Emmitt H Thrower a retired disabled NYC cop created the film as a tool to help facilitate open forums.
Oakland, Ca, October 5, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Wabi Sabi Productions Inc will be screening its new documentary entitled "Where is Hope: The Art of Murder about police brutality against people with disabilities. The screenings will take place in 3 locations in California as part of a week of events around the October 22 coalition's "national day of protest" against police brutality.
Kinfolk's event is on Monday October 19th, 2015 at Perch located at 440 Grand Ave. Oakland CA., Doors at 6:30pm - Screening at 7:00pm. Berkeley Copwatch's event is on Tuesday October 20th at 7:00pm @ East Bay Media Center 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, California 94704. Modern Times Bookstore's event is on October 25th at 3pm @ 2919 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110. All times are PDT.
For more info about any event contact Leroy Moore at email@example.com
Emmitt H Thrower is a retired disabled NY City cop turned artist/filmmaker and the founder of Wabi Sabi Productions Inc. a Bronx, NY Not For Profit. This is his first collaboration with disabled activist/poet Leroy Moore Jr. founder of Krip Hop Nation in Berkeley California. They envision the film as a tool to facilitate forums with discussions on the topic of police brutality against people with disabilities.
The film also highlights the companion CD, Broken Bodies, PBP, Police Brutality and Profiling Mix-tape project by Leroy Moore and 5Th Battalion founder, DJ Quad out of LA. Two main stories of police brutality emerge in the film, resulting in the victim's loved ones becoming disabled following their tragedy and personal loss. The work of disabled activists and artist/activists like Keith Jones, Mesha Irizarry, Lisa “Tiny” Gray- Garcia, and more is explored in the film, highlighting the work of these people of color.
The goal is to make the film available to communities around the country to enable them to organize and have discussions around this issue and work within the community to bring about positive changes.
Emmitt H Thrower