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Listen.Violence – SS 2014 Fest WINNER – Documentary 1st Runner Up Most Votes

No actors.  Real People — real stories.  Listen.Violence brings three amazing spoken word artists to the screen, each using their art to tell their personal stories of domestic violence and abuse.  This simple film is designed to stat a conversation.  But before you can, sometimes we need to just sit back and listen.

Directed and Produced by: Jim Colletti Directed and Edited by:  Ben Fama, Jr.

Talent: Jason Lalli Jesenia Ruiz Robert “FlipSide” Daniels

Backstory: listen.violence is intended as a first in a series titled “listen.”  This film is about the raw emotion of domestic violence.  Filmmakers Jim Colletti and Ben Fama, Jr join forces again to create a film that touches human emotion in a way intended for change and action.  Future listen. films will include bullying, guns, abuse and other socially significant issues.

This film was created with the merging of two important pieces — the opportunity to bring the art of spoken word to the screen and Colletti’s desire to bring thought-provoking and conversation-starting films to sophisticated film audiences.