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I Am Somebody! Documentary Short Premiere and Fundraiser

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Apollo Theater Soundstage

253 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

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I Am Somebody! is a short film and the sequel to the book To Become Somebody: Growing Up Against The Grain of Society, written in 1982 by The DOME Project’s founder, John Simon. It tells the story of a small youth program on the Upper West Side and how it brought six teenage boys together. Competing with the lure of New York City streets in the 70s, The DOME Project created opportunities and experiences that helped build an unbreakable bond between the teens and the community. At The DOME, teens had a voice and people who believed in them; they were offered opportunities to discover their potential and received support on the road to becoming somebody. They reunite forty years later to share their experiences and the challenges they would come up against as they moved into adulthood, never losing the bond they created with each other and the organization.

I Am Somebody! is directed by award winning filmmaker Charles Jones and funded by Campaign for Black Male Achievement. It demonstrates the lasting impact small community based organizations can have on young people and families who lack access to opportunties for discovering their potential.

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