Beyond the bloodshed and bullets, in urban America, there are communities where unprecedented courage resides, extraordinary families are tested and an ongoing fight for equality can go unheard…until now.
THE SWEETEST LAND will begin festival submissions in September of 2017. We would like to thank The Center’s for Disease Control (CDC), Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Law, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, The Injury Prevention Center, The Hartford Courant and The LEF Foundation for your assistance and engagement throughout our post production period. Sometimes a story can change everything.
Envision Films, in collaboration with Saint Francis Hospital, The Hartford Police Department, The Guardian Angels, Mothers United Against Violence, WDRC’s Brad Davis, Life Star and a community on the front lines of hope and sacrifice presents: THE SWEETEST LAND – a documentary film about recovery, engagement and politics – where complacency can no longer be an option.
OUTTAKE SERIES – UNUSED STORIES FROM THE SWEETEST LAND
SWEETEST LAND OUTTAKE FILMS are created from unused footage from our upcoming feature-length documentary. For additional information and updates on THE SWEETEST LAND, please see: www.thesweetestland.com
READ ON THE HARTFORD COURANT I grew up in Hartford, attended Hartford schools and college. I have always seen life differently. My family raised me here, we definitely struggled and yet I believe it was living in Hartford that created my determination to serve my community in deeply committed ways. Before retiring in June, I […]
READ OP-ED ON THE COURANT It should have been an enjoyable day. I was at a basketball tournament in Hartford a few months ago and the energy was great. Some 200 people cheered, bikes were given away to community youths, and donation bins accepting clothing for families in need were filling up. That’s when the […]
THE SWEETEST LAND is pleased to announce an innovative collaboration with the Hartford Courant. VIEW THE SWEETEST LAND’S OUTTAKE SERIES ON THE HARTFORD COURANT Prior to THE SWEETEST LAND’s completion and release, the Hartford Courant will present exclusive cutting room footage (stories not used in the film), imagery and opinion pieces from film participants. National prevention experts along side of Hartford’s […]
Over the past five years, I have filmed victims of urban violence in Hartford, Connecticut. My camera captured intimate footage of the injured and their families as well as the surgeons, nurses and first responders who attended to them. I followed some of these stories long after the news crews left and the political speeches […]
THE SWEETEST LAND has engaged the following individuals and organizations for advocacy and social action: US Senator (CT) Chris Murphy — Status (PENDING/TO BE ANNOUNCED) US Senator (CT) Richard Blumenthal — Status (PENDING/TO BE ANNOUNCED) US Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty — Status (PENDING/TO BE ANNOUNCED) US Congressman, John Larson — Status (PENDING/TO BE ANNOUNCED) Governor Dannel […]
THE SWEETEST LAND is supported by LEF Foundation, Peter Knox, The Wise Family Foundation, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and The CCSU Foundation
To donate to THE SWEETEST LAND, Click the CCSU FOUNDATION. Please specificy, “OTHER” and write “THE SWEETEST LAND” All donations are tax deductible.