Romeo Is Bleeding (2015 film)

Romeo Is Bleeding is a 2015 documentary film directed by Jason Zeldes focusing on poets and students of Richmond, California as they prepare an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet based on the decades-long violent conflict between the neighborhoods of North and Central Richmond. The film explores the sources of this conflict and includes voices from citizens, city government, and the Richmond police department.

Romeo Is Bleeding
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Directed byJason Zeldes
Produced byMichael Klein
CinematographyRajiv Smith-Mahabir
Edited byJason Zeldes
Kevin Klauber
Release date
  • April 29, 2015 (2015-04-29)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

The primary focus of the film is poet Donté Clark. It premiered April 29, 2015 as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival at the El Cerrito High School theater where the play, Té's Harmony, was originally staged. The Mercury News, in an article about the festival, called Romeo Is Bleeding "one of the best in the bunch."[1]


  1. ^ Besides a documentary on Steve Jobs, what's good at SF Film Festival? by Randy Myers. April 14, 2015. Accessed April 30, 2015.

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