Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story

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Terrence Fisher, age 19, lives in the Louis Armstrong Housing Project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Eight of his friends have been shot and killed in the war zone around his home.

The most recent death occurred on January 24, 2004. Terrence and his childhood friend, Timothy Stansbury, were met by gunfire in the stairwell of Terrence’s building. A bullet struck Timothy's heart, sending Timothy and Terrence tumbling down the stairs in a spray of blood. Timothy died. Terrence lost his best friend. The shooter was a policeman. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly labeled the killing “unjustified,” but no indictment was issued.

As fate would have it, Terrence was producing a documentary about gun violence when the killing occurred. Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story contains frightening images that could only be captured by someone like Terrence, who has spent his entire life in the projects and experienced the tragedy of gun violence as a seemingly inescapable part of life.

Release Date: 
2004

Credits

Producer/Director
Terrence Fisher
Producer/Director/Camera/Editor
Daniel Howard
Camera
Jamal Hodge
Camera
Michelle Watson
Editor
Jasmine Chauca
Executive Producer/Editor
Mami Kuwano
Executive Producer
Jon Alpert

Awards

2005 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking

Reviews

"...a great example of how Guerilla film making can play an important social function by bringing forth new and intimate voices and subjects that are normally glossed over by local evening news casts."
— IndieWIRE: Park City
"Compiling all the racially and politically charged footage into Bullets in the Hood, the observant teens have manifested a video they hope is seen by as many eyes as possible ... capturing all the volatile emotions of a racially charged incident and packaging it so all that see it can at least begin to understand is no easy task."
— Elemental Magazine
"Strangely, the images before the shooting - of the day to day ubiquity of guns - are more shocking than the sadly familiar outrage that follows Staansbury's death."
— London Times
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