I was searching YouTube's creative commons library for a spoken word poem for a film I was working on called PIPELINE, about the school to prison pipeline, when I came across Korryn's poem "The Vampire Theory".
I was so taken with what was now the opening of my film I set out to find Korryn and ask her if she'd be interested in working with me on a project. That's when I learned about August 1, 2016. I have not been able to get this young lady out of my mind since. To date this is the most insightful article I have read on this young womans life.
In Korryn's Memory...
by Joe Pisciotta
LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS/FAIR USE
When the police are going to serve a warrant and they know that there are two small children present, breaking down the door and taking the first shot in a standoff ain't it. At the very least think about the impression this will leave on the children...
Korryn GainesKey Cast
Runtime:8 minutes 9 seconds
Completion Date:January 27, 2018
Country of Origin:United States
Lift-Off Sessions (UK) February 2019
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