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The Real News Network Presents Raising Voices Film Series 3rd Thursdays Film Screenings

The Real News Network – Raising Voices Film Series

Contact: Tracey Beale The Real News Network, Marketing Manager Phone: 267-978-3395 Email: Tracey@therealnews.com

The Real News Network (TRNN) is proud to announce the launch of the Raising Voices Film Series; a free, monthly, film-screening event, happening every 3rd Thursday, featuring panel discussions, local artist performances, activists and community leaders.

The series will kick off on Thursday, January 19th with a screening of 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets, an award-winning documentary by Marc Silver. The film explores the shooting death of Jordan Davis, a African American teen who was fatally shot by Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man. The incident was sparked by an argument over the volume of rap music playing from Davis’ car at a Florida gas station. A live post-screening discussion with the father of Jordan Davis, Ronald A. Davis, along with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and award-winning attorney Dwight Pettit will follow the screening.

Panelists will examine the film, the perception of young black men in society, gun laws, and the current social and political climate on eve of the 2017 presidential inauguration. The event will open with a live performance by J Pope featuring Wendel Patrick.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Time: Doors – 6:30pm Event – 7:00pm – 9:30pm Location: The Real News Network Studios 231 Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Featured Artists: J Pope feat. Wendel Patrick Film: 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets Eventbrite Tickets: http://bit.ly/2iytvr5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/614625198726575/ Produced by The Real News Network in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, the Maryland Film Festival and Stand Up Baltimore.

Raising Voices is designed to inspired community dialogues and explore brave and creative subjects through documentary films. Screenings are free and each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring film guests, local community leaders, artists and subject matter experts.

Upcoming Films:

Jan. 19th: 3 ½ minutes, 10 Bullets

Feb. 16th: The Homestretch

Mar. 16th: Yes Men Are Revolting

Apr. 20th: Big Boys Gone Bananas

May 18th: Gideon’s Army

Jun – Oct.: Films TBA

The Real News Network: http://therealnews.com/ “The future depends on knowing” The Real News Network (TRNN) is a Baltimore based non-profit video-news and documentary service that reports international, national, and local news. We believe that a vibrant public media ecosystem is essential to maintaining a healthy democracy. At TRNN, we report the news with the interests of the average person in mind. Facebook Twitter: @Therealnews

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