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Catching Bullets is a feature documentary in production about the gun violence epidemic in St. Louis, MO, in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film follows Darren Seals of Sankofa Unity Center, a former gang member shot 13 times, as he rebuilds a church in an impoverished neighborhood, hoping to open a mentoring center. When Preston, the 18-year-old son of Darren’s late friend, is tempted by the allure of street-level drug dealing, Darren pledges to save Preston from winding up in a jail cell or worse.

Catching Bullets will chronicle different efforts to treat violence as a public health concern and endeavor to put a human face on the problem of community gun violence.

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