Short Docs Screening and Reception

Shooting Poverty

Mar 2, 2011
7:00 PM ET
New York

Reception: 6:00 pm
Screening: 7:00 pm

The Paley Center is proud to present the winning short documentary of the Shooting Poverty competition which exposes the true cost of armed violence on people living in poverty around the world. The films were produced with support from Oxfam and Drewstone Productions. Young directors were asked to submit their film ideas in the form of a written treatment and three finalists were selected to receive hands-on production support.

The event will be hosted by Øistein Thorsen, Oxfam. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director of the winning film and experts and diplomats involved in the United Nations negotiations towards an Arms Trade Treaty.

The final films are:

April 6th
Directed by Chandam Netraj (Manipur, India)
Renu, a 28-year-old widow in India, transforms her life from the desperate situation of being labeled the wife of a "terrorist" to becoming a community leader fighting for the rights of widows of gun violence.

Grosso Calibre
Directed by Guilherme Arruda, Ludmila Curi, Thiago Vieira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The music and lyrics of forbidden funk star MC Smith shows the reality of life for people in Rio’s favelas, surviving drug fuelled gang and police violence. The film is set in the infamous Complexo de Alemao which reached global headlines during the police-gang showdown in November.

Bang For Your Buck
Directed by Seth Chase, Brice Blondel (Bujumbura, Burundi)
In a post conflict Burundi a grenade costs the same as bottle of beer. Journalist Teddy Mazina follows the stories behind the headlines of never-ending explosive lethal attacks.

The event is copresented by the Paley Center, FilmSprout, and LinkTV's

Tickets on sale now.

Seth Chase, Director, Bang for Your Buck
Margareta Cederfelt, Member of Parliament (Sweden)
Oistein Thorsen, Oxfam and Executive Producer of Shooting Poverty

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