Talking It Through
What I like best about the short film is that it manages to touch on difficult issues like race and stop-and-frisk in a spirit of openness and comity rather than recrimination. Last night's premiere at the Maysles Cinema certainly embodied this approach. During the question-and-answer segment following the screening, there was a healthy back-and-forth between the teenagers on the Youth Justice Board, police officers, and other justice officials in attendance. With any luck, "Talking It Through" will stimulate similar conversations in other settings for many months to come.