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When Claude Got Shot



Presented by the Office of Violence Prevention and Medical College of Wisconsin

Thursday, May 26 • 6:30 pm • Oriental Theatre


When Claude Motley is shot during a visit to Milwaukee for his high school reunion, he realizes there's no escaping gun violence and the ripples of trauma it causes. When he discovers his assailant was shot only two nights later by another attempted victim and is now paralyzed, it complicates thinking of any such crime as singular. Tracing this case through the criminal justice system, this documentary asks how and if these cycles can be broken.

  • Director: Brad Lichtenstein, Executive Producer: Snoop Dogg, Producer: Steven Cantor, Brad Lichtenstein, Jamie Schutz, Co-Producer: Santana Coleman, Music: Vernon Reid, Editor: Michelle Chang

The post-screening panel features film subjects Claude Motley & Vicky Davison-Adams, Arnitta Holliman & Simmone Kilgore of the Office of Violence Prevention, and Dr. Terri deRoon Cassini, Clinical Psychologist and Director of MCW’s Comprehensive Injury Center.


Free and open to the public, this timely film screening and talkback event is brought to you through a partnership between Black Lens, City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, Medical College of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Injury Center, ReCAST MKE, 371 Productions, and social impact collective The League.

Tickets are provided courtesy of the Medical College of Wisconsin.




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