Film Screening Aims to Make Shakespeare Personal to Urban High School Students

“Community screenings like the one you’re about to have at UH are a big part of why we made the movie,” said Jason Zeldes, director of “Romeo Is Bleeding.” "Romeo’s protagonist, Donté Clark, is a community activist, advocate and educator, and through the process of documenting the early stages of his career, I was floored by the difference one dedicated person can make.

“The thing is,” Zeldes added, “I’m aware that there are Donté’s in every community waiting to be inspired, and hopefully gatherings like this Romeo screening can be a first step towards action.”

Christensen and Turchi received funding through the UH Small Grants Program to acquire rights to the film and will hold a larger professional development workshop in October on teaching Shakespeare.