Scribe Video Center Producers' Forum
Evolution of a Criminal
dir. Darius Clark Monroe, USA, 2014, digital, 82 min.
With director Darius Clark Monroe in person
How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In this gripping blend of documentary, true-crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since then. Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount his transformation. Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe presents an affecting examination of class struggles, reflection and forgiveness, and the impact and aftermath of his crucial decision.
Darius Clark Monroe is an award winning filmmaker and MFA graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He’s a National Board of Review, HBO Short Film, and Urbanworld Best Screenplay award recipient. Most recently, he was selected to the prestigious Screenwriters Colony, and chosen as a fellow at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive.
Stolen Dreams II
Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) and Scribe Video Center, USA, 2013, digital, 27 min.
Through this film, YASP breaks down the myth that trying youth as adults is a real solution to violence, and shows instead the ways that youth and violence and youth incarceration.