Youth & Their Stories ( POV Youth Short + Breathin': the Eddy Zheng Story)

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POV Youth Short – AALEAD – Aspire to Lead / A short promotional film about the impact AALEAD has on their mentored youths and what it means to find empowerment, identity, and leadership from their experience with AALEAD

BEATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY Directed By Ben Wang (58 Min / Documentary / US / Website / Facebook) / At the age of 16, Eddy Zheng committed an armed home invasion robbery that included kidnapping the owner to her business in order to rob the store. Charged as an adult even though he was just 16, Eddy was sentenced to 7 years to life in prison. BREATHIN’ will tell the story of how this young Chinese immigrant survived 19 years in the California prison system, the ways that cultural stigma and secrets caused shame and trauma for Eddy and his parents, and Eddy’s attempts to make amends with his parents, his victims, and himself.