WTTW presents Community Cinema in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Attend a free screening and discussion about an award-winning documentary every third Saturday of the month. For details, visit wttw.com/events.
Screening & Discussion
Join us at the Chicago Cultural Center for a screening and discussion of the new WTTW Digital multiplatform initiative FIRSTHAND, the first season of which is focused on Gun Violence.
FIRSTHAND’s fifteen-episode digital series follows five Chicagoans who have survived gun violence and are fighting back: a college-bound high school senior learning to live with the shootings of friends and family; a young man reconsidering his way of life while recovering from a gunshot wound; two mothers – one who is helping families grieve the loss of their children while grappling with the murder of her son, and another who took up the rights of prisoners after losing her son to incarceration; and an outreach worker who is doing everything in his power to stop the violence after serving a lengthy prison sentence for murder.
Following the screening, producer and director Dan Protess will talk with two of the film's subjects: Reality Allah, an outreach worker for READI Chicago; and Noemi Martinez, a Community of Survivors Manager with Chicago Survivors.