Here children prefer to arm themselves with a camera

The US capital Washington suffers from an extremely high murder rate. More and more perpetrators are young people. Actor Rodney Grant wants to help the kids by arming them with a camera instead of a gun.

NOTE: Original article is in German.For English translation, be sure to right click when on the page, and select Translate to English. – April 11, 2021

Rodney ‘Red’ Grant talks ‘Don’t Shoot Guns Shoot Cameras’ initiative

Gun violence has come to the national forefront after mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado. With children growing up being exposed to guns and violence, a program in Washington D.C. has been created to give kids a different view.

BNC News – March 29, 2021

Learning film skills keeps D.C. youth away from gangs

“Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras,” a program based in Washington, D.C., teaches underserved youth camera skills to keep them away from gang violence. Ben Tracy reports. – March 21, 2021

Shoot Cameras, Not Guns is helping the Community

Far too often in Washington DC, we see gun violence happening over and over. Look no further than five days ago in Southwest Washington DC as police investigated a …. – March 09, 2021

In a city where bullets too often hit kids, a program calls on young people to shoot cameras, not guns

Many professional journalists will tell you they grew up seeing their parents absorbed in the pages of newspapers… – March 3, 2021

Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras: 5-day Filmmakers Camp

Comedian Red Grant and The Hustlers Guild founder Yasmin Salina discuss ‘Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras: 5-day Filmmakers Camp’ on Good Day DC. – August 17, 2020


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