Opening Night of the New Haven Documentary Film Festival.
Within the world of urban violence, there is a wake of heartache, unnecessary disconnects and inadequate care for victims in-need.
A recent CDC funded study found that a majority of violence prevention initiatives could not prove they were successful at reducing violence at all. In some cases, programs, which remain fully funded ironically cause more harm to America’s most vulnerable, than good.
THE SWEETEST LAND investigates the real story of violence, prevention and politics, where complacency can no longer be an option.
This film was created by Central Connecticut State film professor Jeffrey B. Teitler.