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Cambridge Historical Society Presents

A screening and conversation with Henry Hayes and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, makers of the film “Jahar.” Moderated by Robin Young.

(2016) Dir Henry Hayes, Written by Henry Hayes, Zolan Kanno-Youngs w/Andrew Raia, Devante Lawrence, Andre Ozim [12 min; Digital]
The film takes place in the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; when a group of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School friends must confront the truth that one of their group, Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, is responsible.

Henry and Zolan made the film to explore the trauma of losing a friend in this way. Literally overnight, “Jahar” went from being “one of us,” to “terrorist.” What was it like to be a Cambridge high schooler, both “from Cambridge,” and “Boston Strong”? How did the diverse, accepting, “melting-pot” of Rindge and Latin define their experience?

The short drama premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. “Cambridge,” an expanded screenplay, received the Showtime Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Award at the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival.