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We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories

All times are Eastern Standard

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Doors | 7:00 PM Show

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About the Event

First Person Arts is an expert in building community through the power of storytelling. 

For 20 years we have provided you an embracing environment to tell your true, personal stories on the page, the stage, online, and on the air.  Now First Person Arts brings them to you on film. 

In collaboration with the
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and their Engaging Males of Color Initiative,
we bring you,"We Breathe, We Live:  Brotherly Love Protest Stories".   

Directed by Glenn Holsten

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 honors 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? 

There will be 30-minute talkback after the screening.

This screening begins the tour of screening throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area.  If you would like to schedule a screening of this film for your organization, email us at marketing@firstpersonarts.org.

The Chauvin verdict brought justice, but justice and healing are two different things.