You’re invited to an evening of powerful art and film stories from people who have gone through—or come close to going through the criminal justice system.
We are especially proud of this screening event because we will have the privilege of showcasing films from two young men who participated in media intensive programs produced through BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech initiative.
Tyree Perkins is a graduate of BRIC's Media Intensive, produced in partnership with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Project Redirect Program and Vincent Thompson is a graduate of BRIC's Media Intensive, produced in partnership with the NYU Prison Education Program. Both Tyree and Vincent learned the fundamentals of video production, podcasting, and video editing so that they could create short films and podcasts that reflected their life experiences.
Since 2017, 20 young men and women (ages 16-24) have graduated from BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech Media Intensive, produced in partnership with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Project Redirect Program.
BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech initiative partnered with the NYU Prison Education Program this year and had its first graduating class on Friday, August 3.
B Scene: Emancipation Incarceration will coincide with the opening of The Bishop Gallery's latest exhibition, To Be Free — an illustration of the struggle of incarcerated political prisoners of color in America by Artist / Curator / BRIC Media Arts Fellow, Sophia Dawson. There will be a special discussion with the filmmakers, artists, and Carla Usher, coordinator of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Project Redirect Program following the screening.
- Randy Kearse, Activist / Author / Filmmaker / Stephen Colbert TV Show Guest
- Tyree Perkins, Emerging Filmmaker & Graduate of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Project Redirect Program, produced in partnership with BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech program
- Vincent Thompson, Graduate of the NYU Prison Education Program, produced in partnership with BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech program
- Meet & Greet with former BRIC Media Arts Fellow and To Be Free Curator, Sophia Dawson
- Film screening of The Bishop Gallery's new exhibition, To Be Free
ABOUT BROOKLYN FREE SPEECH
Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy-winning, community TV and podcast network. We take great pride in educating and serving 25,000+ emerging moguls every year. We are so proud to be a community-centered space that fosters creativity, inspiration, and possibility. Brooklyn Free Speech is the place where media dreamers become media makers. We only have one question— will you be next?
B Scene, our networking and film / TV viewing series—co-presented with our friends at The Bishop Gallery—is for artists, makers, and supporters of community-made works.
BRIC is thrilled to partner with The Bishop to present B Scene screening events by Brooklyn Free Speech program producers. The Bishop Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Launched in 2012, they offer an innovative multimedia space, where the work of cutting-edge, emerging artists can be fully realized and experienced, while connecting the growing community of art lovers and culture seekers to the ever-expanding world of art.