POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Romeo is Bleeding is a feature documentary about young poets in a Richmond, California after school program, who rewrite the script of Romeo and Juliet to address gang violence in their neighborhoods. A class screening of the film may supplement a Drama, Literature, Ethnic Studies, or Social Studies curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, Romeo is Bleeding will challenge students to think critically about youth culture, gang violence and social justice, and will facilitate further exploration of the relationship between personal experience and creative expression.