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Arts: When the Waters Get Deep

When the Waters Get Deep is a short documentary about the Oakland-based hip-hop, soul and jazz ensemble SOL Development and their community-based healing practices supporting Black and Brown families experiencing trauma and grief from gun violence and loss. When MC Karega Bailey loses his own brother in a shooting, his grief makes him sick with revenge and hopelessness, and he is left questioning his own message of hope and peace. Turning to his faith, family and writing, Bailey finds his voice and purpose again. With the collective BE-IMAGINATIVE, the four members of SOL help lead healing circles and musical experiences for mothers whose children have been taken by gun violence. This work prepares Bailey and his wife, Felicia, as they are tested with another profound personal loss.

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