Our America (working title)
- Nora Gross
- Graduate School of Education, School of Arts & Sciences
- Student Arts Innovation Grant
Nora Gross will complete a collaborative film, as part of her ethnographic dissertation research, which examines the experiences of Black adolescent boys who have lost friends to gun violence: broadly examining the way students cope with these losses and how the school context supports, and in some cases constrains, students’ experiences of grieving and healing. Gross will hire three student community members to work with her in storyboarding the film, shooting any remaining footage or gathering any archival footage, and direct the editor in completing a final product that can be screened for multiple audiences at Penn, the surrounding community, and the school the boys attend(ed).