The Holly

Directed by Julian Rubinstein

Former gang leader turned anti-violence activist Terrance Roberts is arrested for shooting a young gang member during a peace rally in Denver’s historic “Holly” neighborhood. While Roberts awaits trial, his absence reignites a deadly gang war as years of truces and community work unravels and other forces move in. Facing 102 years in prison, and fearing for his safety, Roberts seeks information that might exonerate him from what he believes was a set-up. When witnesses begin to come forward and emergency federal and local money pours in to fight what becomes one of the nation’s most violent gang wars, evidence of a conspiracy to take down Roberts surfaces—along with shocking revelations of a larger and more systemic corruption plaguing communities of color.