We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories

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Free Event

Tickets on sale 4/12/2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

7:45 Doors | 8:00 PM Show


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About the Event

For the first time in our 20 years of bringing you true, personal stories on the page, the stage, online, and on the air, First Person Arts is now bringing them to you on film.  In collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and their Engaging Males of Color Initiative bring you We Breathe, We Live:  Brotherly Love Protest Stories.   WHYY TV will host the broadcast premiere on May 24, 2021, at 8 PM.

This documentary film uses the power of storytelling to present the first-person experiences of men who participated in the George Floyd and Walter Wallace, Jr. protests in Philadelphia during the summer of 2020. The film will provide an embracing environment to honor the raw emotion caused by collective trauma, weaving together the intersecting stories of five different men of color from a variety of backgrounds in the city. After the trying months of the Summer of 2020,  they ask . . . what now?

The first 100 people to register will be able to join the press and get a sneak peek of this powerful film. Afterward, there will be a talkback with the cast and the head of the Engaging Males of Color initiative out of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

The Chauvin verdict brought justice, but justice and healing are two different things.  The talkback will be about ways we can build resilience, creating pathways towards hope and healing.


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