When Claude Got Shot

Three strangers – brought together by gun violence – humanize and disrupt the narrative about so-called “black on black” crime in America.

Independent Lens
Premiere Date
May 9, 2022
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects

Brad Lichtenstein

Brad Lichtenstein is an award-winning filmmaker and president of 371 Productions. He’s won two Dupont Awards: one for the recent Al Jazeera America series Hard Earned (produced by Kartemquin Films) and another for his 2001 film Ghosts of Attica (produced with Lumiere Productions). His first virtual reality film, Across the Line, about accessing Show more abortion amid hostile protests, premiered at Sundance in 2016. His 2012 movie As Goes Janesville (PBS/Independent Lens) was nominated for a News & Doc Emmy. Penelope, his film about a nursing home that performs The Odyssey from Penelope's point of view, aired on PBS in 2015. 371’s Wisconsin's Mining Standoff, premiered in June 2014 on Al Jazeera America's Fault Lines and streams on Al Jazeera English. He’s the executive producer of "Precious Lives," a radio/podcast and print series about young people and gun violence. 371’s tech projects include BizVizz, a corporate accountability app available for iPhones. 371 has also produced American Reckoning, a feature doc about unsolved civil rights era murders, There are Jews Here, a feature doc about disappearing Jewish communities, and When Claude Got Shot, a feature doc about race and gun violence in America. Brad’s also produced for FRONTLINE and Bill Moyers. His work is supported by Bader Philanthropies, Blue Mountain Center, Creative Capital, the Fetzer Institute, The Forward Fund, ITVS, the Ford, HKH, MacArthur, Nathan Cummings, Retirement Research & Tides Foundations, as well as the IDA and Mary L. Nohl Fellowship. Brad is the founder of docUWM, a documentary program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Show less

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The Film

When Claude Got Shot follows three strangers – brought together by gun violence – to humanize, explore, and disrupt the narrative about so-called “black on black” crime in America. Part personal journey and part legal drama, the film illuminates systemic, societal issues relevant to the entire country from a deeply intimate, complex and candid perspective.