A new film series in Rockford aims to spark difficult conversations in Rockford about trauma.
"I’m just hoping this film opens up that topic of discussion," Keire Johnson said.
Johnson is a cast member of Minding the Gap, an award-winning documentary filmed in Rockford. One thing he has in common with the director, Bing Liu, and other cast members, is his experience with domestic violence firsthand.
That’s why Minding the Gap will be part of the Winnebago County Trauma-Informed Community Film Series on Sunday. There will be a showing of Minding the Gap and then a conversation about dealing with trauma following the film.
The Mosaic World Film Festival and Rockford Public Library are collaborating for the event.
"Talking about the abuses and how to get that out in the open," Mosaic World Film Festival Jerry LaBuy said. "And how to start healing from discussing things of that nature."
The screening for Minding the Gap will be Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main Street.
Members of the panel discussion after the screening include Johnson, other cast members, Liu and the Rockford Office of Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking.
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