About Brown Planet
We All We Got captures the poetic language of the streets: police helicopters flying over the city, music popping out of cars, people talking shit on the street corners, ambulances on the run, and preachers hollering for the violence to stop after another young man is senselessly gunned down in the streets of Chicago.
In the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the country’s recent focus on youth violence, police brutality, poverty and marginalized communities, We All We Got is an elegy for urban America. The film is an intimate portrait of people affected by violence including community activists, children and police. The film highlights the tragedy and persistence of families impacted by violence and the outpouring of support from Chicago leaders and residents working to save lives.
Screening / Exhibition Opening April 4 - May 9, 2015
Exhibition opening of Carlos Javier Ortiz: We All We Got film and photography exhibit. In this exhibition, Ortiz explores the consequences and devastation of gun violence on American youth.