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TRIGGER is a one-of-a-kind Philadelphia film event.

Following in the footsteps of internationally recognized We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories, the new film TRIGGER is both a call to understanding and a call to action about the roles each of us has to play in combatting the gun violence epidemic in Philadelphia and beyond.

For more information or to schedule your Trigger community screening, contact our team.

About the film:
A father who lost his son, a trauma nurse at a city hospital, a high school principal, community activists, doctors, scholars, shooters, victims, and their families all share their stories revealing layers of hurt that extend beyond the individual, family, and first responders to entire communities in need of healing. And yet they each search for hope with a vengeance. These storytellers are committed to using their horrific experiences to help others. For some, resilience and hope are key elements of survival. TRIGGER is both a call to understanding and a call to action. Each of us has a role to play in combatting this gun violence epidemic.

A First Person Arts Film

Presented by the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, the DBHIDS Division of Planning Innovation, and the DBHIDS Engaging Males of Color Initiative.


Director of Photography
Phil Bradshaw

Meg Sarachan

Sound Mixer
Andy Wenrich

Graphic Design/Motion Graphics
Andrea Bitai

Glenn Holsten

Gabriel Bryant
Chayne Gregg
Natalie Valentine
Jamie J. Brunson
Danielle Marino

Executive Producer
Jamie J. Brunson

Chuck Horton
Le’yondo Dunn
Rosalind Pichardo
Ruqiyya Greer
Joel Seay
John Rich
Bruce Nash
Ramon Cruz
Marc Lamont Hill
Anton Moore
No Gun Zone
Yolanda Hughes

Also Featuring
Malik Gray
Gabriel Bryant
Jahir Williams-Hill
Lamar Davis
Kyle Sutton
Craig Terry

Last modified: Oct 11, 2023 @ 9:58 am