Future Hope in Collar City/Charm City

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/10/2019
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
The Sanctuary for Independent Media


In memory of youth victims of violence, a screening of “Charm City” with cinematographer Andre Lambertson, followed by an informational discussion and candlelight vigil which will be held in memory of local youth victims. Please join us for an informational discussion about unreported crime and underserved youth victims for youth community conducted by various speakers. Youth participants will receive NCVRW themed t-shirt.

This event begins with a community meal and victim resource info tables. 

Sanctuary for Independent Media will be hosting via radio talk.

Co-sponsored by Urban Grief, iEAR Presents!, WMHT and Indie Lens Pop-Up

CHARM CITY delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, optimistically offering  humanity as common ground.

On the streets of Baltimore, shooting is rampant, the murder rate is approaching an all-time high and the distrust of the police is at a fever pitch. With nerves frayed and neighborhoods in distress, dedicated community leaders, compassionate law-enforcement officers and a progressive young city councilman try to stem the epidemic of violence. Filmed over three tumultuous years covering the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, CHARM CITY is an intimate cinema verité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home.

“A Vibrant Tapestry”
— Film Festival Today

“GRIPPING”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Simultaneously harrowing and nuanced…”
— The Playlist

“A MUST SEE! THE BEAUTY OF CHARM CITY, IS THAT [IT] INADVERTENTLY STRIKE[S] GOLD BY CAPTURING SOMEONE WHO CAN ONLY EXIST IN REAL LIFE.”
— Film Pulse

CO-PRODUCER and CINEMATOGRAPHER
Andre Lambertson is a New York-based cinematographer, photojournalist, teacher, and filmmaker committed to documenting stories of hope, healing, and transformation. He creates award-winning photo essays on social issues have been published in Time, US News and World Report, Life, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The Ford Foundation, The George Soros Foundation and The Smithsonian Museum. He has taught at the International Center of Photography, RISD, FIT and Fordham University. He has received five “Picture of the Year” Awards, The World Press Photo Award, The OSF Media Fellowship, and four Pulitzer Center grants for various projects in Haiti, Africa and Jamaica. His most significant body of work, “Ashes”, is a study of juvenile violence in America. He has been a Director of Photography for documentaries in Africa, Tibet, Peru, Brazil, Haiti, and the US.