LIFE AFTER from Float Pictures on Vimeo.

Life After is a film that shines a light on the aftermath of violence and its effect on individuals, families, and communities. More importantly, it also shows the hope that remains and how an organization like the Center for Victims can help people overcome adversity, rebuild their lives, and find a new normal. We want victims of violence to know they are not alone. This film can lead them to the assistance, hope, and healing they need to cope with life after violence. Narrated by Martin Sheen Directed and Produced by Ben Saks Cinematography by Phil Kibbe Edited by Larissa James and Ben Saks Music performed, composed and mixed by Alexander Berne and the Abandoned Orchestra Written by Gretel Gaal Egan Additional Camera and sound recording by Ben Hernstrom Motion Graphics and Titles by Justin Nixon.

The Voices – May 30, 2013

WQED Description: Tonia Caruso examines the complexities of the gun control debate. Gun experts, community groups, representatives from the mental health community and more weigh in on the issues and obstacles in the search for common ground. And as the arguing continues in Washington, Debra Germany of Pittsburgh isn’t waiting for politicians. After her son was shot and killed, she’s determined to make a difference by stopping gun violence in her community.

A Community Forum on Gun Violence – May 30, 2013

WQED Description: Michael Bartley, Tonia Caruso and Chris Moore host this forum featuring a panel of guests with different backgrounds, views and experiences on gun violence. An invited audience includes gun violence victims, concerned citizens and representatives from community groups. Viewers will also be encouraged to join the forum through social media as WQED navigates the complex issues.


WQED Description: OnQ Two Pittsburgh women work to fight crime with billboards offering rewards in local murders. Valerie Dixon and Debra Germany Morrison both lost their sons to gun violence.  After losing her child to a brutal murder, Debra Germany chose not to drown in personal pain. Instead, she launched a Christian mission to help troubled youth.