Join the ACLU of Wisconsin at the Milwaukee Film Festival for this screening of Romeo Is Bleeding, followed by a FREE youth panel discussion at Kenilworth Square East at 5pm.
To celebrate and explore the type of positive action demonstrated by the subjects of Romeo Is Bleeding, we invite you to experience the diverse actions currently undertaken by this all-youth panel of Milwaukee activists sharing their stories.
MODERATOR: Dasha Kelly | Founder, Still Waters Collective
Summary of the Film:
With gang warfare threatening to envelop the communities of Central and North Richmond, California, and his RAW Talent program being threatened with budget cuts, poet/mentor/creative director Donte Clark (himself mentored by educator Molly Raynor) channels all of the fears, anger, and unease he’s feeling into an explosive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. An inspirational look at the power of art to imitate as well as transform lives and communities, ROMEO IS BLEEDING is the story of a city on fire and how a group of young spoken-word artists band together to forge a new pathway beyond cyclical and senseless violence.