“Mothers of Violence”
New Orleans continuously ranks as one of the most violent cites in America. In 2006, it was ranked as having the highest murders per capita in the US, and in 2007 the murder rate increased by 30 percent. “Hurting Mothers Because of Violence” is a support group for mothers of murder victims. It was started at The New Hope Baptist Church by Desiree Watson Jones after her son was killed. By sharing their stories, the woman portrayed in this piece hope they are showing other mothers and family members affected by violence that they are not alone.
Vocal performance of the gospel standard “Soon I Will Be Done” performed by Linda Campbell
Semi-finalist entry for the Pulitzer Center/Youtube “Project Report”, a videojournalism competition.
Directed and Produced by Vanessa Tolino