JAMAAL: THROUGH THE LENS
DOCUMENTARY | 10 – 15 MIN. | COLLEGE AGE, CREATIVITY & CONNECTION, PEOPLE OF COLOR
A young man from the South Bronx discovers photography as his way to escape his past.
But What Does It Mean?
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Even when we feel that we have a sense of a film’s meaning, there is often more to uncover.
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Follow Jamaal’s example and test your patience by waiting for your next photograph. Decide on a setting or location that you’d like to document; then set yourself up, look closely, and wait, allowing yourself to come close to what Jamaal described as a meditative state, and then take only the photographs that excite you.
Meet the Filmmaker
WHY THEY MADE THE FILM
“Jamaal is a friend of mine. Through his story, I wanted to show how one can overcome tragedy and trauma through finding a passion. I also wanted to show, through the story of the birth of his daughter, how (unfortunately) history can repeat itself when it comes to family dysfunction.“
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Very poignant and beautifully shot. Jamal is heroic. I hope he will remain strong. His photos are beautiful!