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A Harlem Mother

The story of a woman who lost her son to gun violence and turned her pain into positive use
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Overview

Genre
Portrait, Social Issues, Human Interest, and Human Rights
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
13 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Blok Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010
Locations
New York

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Festival de Cannes, Short Film Corner and American Pavilion, Emerging filmmakers Showcase, Traverse City Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, Rooftop, Athena Film Festival
Awards
GRAND PRIX Documentary Film Festival “Videnie” in Kemenovo in Russia, BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM PROFILE Mixed Messages Film Festival, New York HONORABLE MENTION Carolina Film And Video Film Festival, Greensboro, NC AUDIENCE AWARD Fear no Film, Utah Arts F
Distribution
Ivana Todorovic
Language
english

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