No stars, real kids in cautionary film at Klein

“The 5K Motion,” a 30-minute film about the personal price of gun violence, will be shown June 20 at 6:30 at the Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. The film is a collaboration of 4Peace, a Boston rap group that advocates for peace on the streets; The Reach Foundation, a Farmington-Conn. based organization; Stop Handgun Violence, a Newton, Mass.-based organization whose mission is self-explanatory, and the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s office.
Actors in the film are young men and women from the neighborhoods of Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, many of whom have lived the reality of violence in their world. They earned their spots in the film through a series of auditions held in the three cities.
This film specifically focuses on the role of young women caught in situations of street violence, and is a companion piece to an earlier film, titled “Mandatory Sentence,” that focused on the actions of young men.
The film is available to outreach programs and other service providers, educators and law enforcement agencies as a way to reach a target audience and defuse certain circumstances before violence erupts.
Admission is free.

Michael Daly