Saturday, July 11 — 7:00 pm — ISEEED, 1626 Clay Street, Suite 600, Oakland
Romeo Is Bleeding
Hosted by People’s Education Movement – Bay Area
Saturday, July 11th
7:00 P.M. Screening
ISEEED, 1625 Clay St. Suite 600, Oakland
A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond force Donté to compromise his idealistic ambitions? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma? Romeo is Bleeding film highlights RAW Talent and how they provide a safe space for creative expression and self-exploration that will increase young peoples’ self-esteem, their identities as artists, their connection to their histories, and their belief in the power of their own voices to transform themselves and their communities.