Young filmmakers learn unexpected lessons
by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, July 15, 2009
When members of the Silver Spring-based youth group the Gandhi Brigade shot a documentary last summer about youth in the juvenile justice system, they got an unexpected first-hand look at the problems facing their subjects.
On their way from a Metro station to a filming location in Washington, D.C., they gave one of the film's subjects some money to pick up stationery supplies a nearby store. As the teen returned from shopping, seven police officers were in tow.