Tag Archives: violence

Telling the Story of Jyoti Singh Pandey

Her name is Jyoti Singh Pandey. The 23-year-old female medical student was brutally raped by six men on a private bus on her way back from watching a movie in New Delhi on December 16. She died from her injuries two weeks later in a Singapore hospital. The crime has sent India and the world […]

Sharing Positive Stories to End Violence

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Saturday, November 5, Benevolent Media and  American University’s Center for Social Media hosted a screening of The Interrupters, a documentary film examining street violence in Chicago. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Washington, D.C. peace activists and members of the Free Minds Book Club and Writing […]

Interrupting the Cycle of Violence

I watched The Interrupters on Sunday at E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C. and was blown away by the story it told. It’s a must-see film that will floor you, enrage you, break your heart, and inspire you to action. The documentary film tells the story of three community activists–Ameena, Cobe and Eddie–that “interrupt” the cycle […]