Q&A with Director Julian Rubinstein and Terrance Roberts (subject) on Friday March 3rd and Q&A with Director Julian Rubinstein on March 4th.
Terrance Roberts is a former gang leader who appears to have escaped his past. Ten years from his days in prison, he is a prominent anti-gang activist whose community work made him the face of a high-profile redevelopment of Denver’s civil rights landmark, Holly Square. But, as the redevelopment is coming to fruition, Roberts shocks the city by shooting a young gang member—at his own peace rally.
Journalist Julian Rubinstein, who grew up in Denver, moves back and begins looking into the case. He finds himself caught up in a world of informants, gang members, activists and developers uneasily coexisting in a rapidly gentrifying community.
Many of them are also covertly working together on a federally funded law enforcement operation. As the city’s gang violence spikes and Roberts heads to trial facing life in prison, dangerous truths about the neighborhood’s cycle of violence and what really happened on the day of the peace rally are revealed.