ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The tragic events of August 19, 2015 in Rochester won't soon be forgotten. A new telling of the mass shooting will now serve to keep memories and lessons learned alive.
Writer Tam Little has a personal connection to urban gun violence, and as a result, decided to produce “Move,” a locally-made documentary that shows the lives of those affected by the drive-by shooting on Genesee Street that killed three and injured four.
She says her purpose is to inform viewers on what happened, providing background on the tragedy and documenting how the guns involved were obtained. She also wants to show how something like this can be avoided in the future.
"It really ignited my passion to do something about it, because of my two cousins who were brothers. Of those three, two were killed by gun violence, and shot. It really made me think what I could do as a citizen of Rochester, Monroe County," said Little.
"The young men and women who are lost in this city are not just statistics, they are human beings, there are people that loved them and they had a purpose and a destiny for their life and there are people who are on the front lines who are making sure that this doesn't happen again."
The documentary will screen at the Little Theatre on December 12 and 15, and afterward will include a panel from those affected by the shooting. Tickets for “Move” are $9 each, with the film supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.