Record: Remembering Jason
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Dedicated to "those we have lost to needless violence", "Remembering Jason" portrays the lives of those connected to him. After living what could be termed a "normal" life - school, sports, music - Jason Thomas became a drug dealer in a middle class black neighborhood, only to become the victim of a drive-by shooting at the age of 22. "Remembering Jason" portrays his life through a series of flashbacks by those left on the other side of the funeral. The film seeks to demonstrate that in the end, all that remains is the image that others construct in order to pacify their ongoing needs, the way they must remember in order to recalibrate their paths - without Jason.