Join The National Museum of mexican Art for the premiere of the documentary film 19 And A Day: The Life and Times of Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jr. and Jeff, Jr.’s 21st birthday celebration! “19 And A Day.” A docufilm directed by Masequa Myers and produced by Pemon Rami, is the story of a family’s love and tragic loss of their one and only child while residing in Chicago’s Pilsen Community.
It centers on Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jr. An aspiring hip hop artist, known as J-DEF, who was determined to use his talent and creativity to make a positive change in his community and society. Jeff’s life was taken unceremoniously by a senseless act of gang violence a culture of which young Jeff vehemently opposed. The film also portrays how the Pilsen Community helped to strengthen Jeff’s family in their darkest hour. This is a testament of the will of a family to not let their son’s passing go in vain. “WE Need To Work Hard To Make The World Better/Stop Killing Each Other And Start Coming Together”. – J-DEF
Live performances by: Guns Down & Cole DeGenova
Music provided by Ghetto Division