Gang violence kills more people every year than all mass shootings and military operations combined, yet this decades-long war in the shadows of America’s cities is not well understood, and is worsening. This film illuminates the issues that have enabled this invisible war to continue, and the challenges facing activists trying to stop it.
Co Producer: Tony Hardmon
Producers: Dia Sokol Savage, Sarah Dowland, donnie l. betts
About the Director
Julian Rubinstein, who grew up in Denver, moved back to the city for this project. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and others. His first book, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber was a New York Times “Editors Choice” and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Non Fiction. His new book, The Holly, will be published by FSG and released in conjunction with the film.
He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, from which he graduated. He is a Visiting Professor of the Practice in Documentary Journalism at the University of Denver, and affiliated faculty at the school’s Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies.
Genre: Social Justice, True Crime, Current Events