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The heartbreaking days, weeks and months following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas are chronicled in 'After Parkland' and often frustratingly non-partisan documentary about the people who survived including parents, classmates, and siblings. The filmmakers even take a parent, that lost a daughter, who is trying to get MORE guns in schools, not less. I don't think you can talk about this issue without merging how to fix the problem. While there are many ideas, getting rid of high capacity magazines would be a start. Not mentioned. Instead we have a man who is trying to promote NRA talking points. Amazing how brainwashed some are. There are a diverse group interviewed and that makes the film seem like a both sides are even kind of thing. Despite a couple video clips of politicians, politics is virtually left off the table. It's like talking a cooking show without ingredients. That being said, the story is is necessary and is more than tragedy porn. If movies like this where in our face every day, perhaps we'd do something about the senseless violence that is ravaging our nation. Final Score: 6.8/10
An extremely intimate and powerful delve into the aftermath of a mass shooting and how such seemingly random violence verily affects the lives of the victims and their families. Perhaps if we were to understand the harrowing consequences of violence we can get off our asses to actually do something to stop it.
Saw it at the TCFF this morning. Gave me a different viewpoint of the aftermath of school shootings. Each friend and family member affected was damaged in their own way. The courage and strength that came from each one of them to stand up and fight for a safer schools is heartbreaking and impossible to ignore. The film makers really got to know the families and were very sensitive in telling their stories.