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A Harlem Mother Trailer |
In 1998, 18 year old LaTraun Parker made a documentary about the difficulties of growing up in Harlem. Eights years later he was shot dead on the street. Today his mother Jean Corbett-Parker fights youth gun violence and helps other parents survive the pain through her organization, Harlem Mothers. Weaving footage from LaTraun’s own film with scenes from Jean’s new life today, A Harlem Mother is a short documentary that tells this tragic and inspirational story from the dual perspectives of mother and son.
“By far the most intense contribution was A Harlem Mother, the story of a woman who lost her son to gun violence. Directed by Ivana Todorovic, we are taken through the pain and heartbreak that so many parents living in Harlem have endured and continue to endure today. When the documentary ended and the credits rolled, the theatre was silent – as we struggled with the emotional journey we had just taken”
- review from Susan Peake