Subjects: Physical and Mental Health, Children Youth and Family, American Studies
On February 14, 2018, a school shooting took the lives of 17 people and suddenly changed the conversation about guns in America.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could not be called "the deadliest" or even "the most shocking" mass shooting in recent US history. It came less than five months after 58 people were shot and killed at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, and nothing changed. It came less than two years after 49 people were shot and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and nothing changed. There were 345 mass shootings in the US in 2017 alone, and nothing changed. But this time, something clicked.
Audience Award for Best Documentary at Woodstock Film Festival 2019 and Official Selection at American Documentary and Animation Film Festival 2020
About the filmmaker
Cheryl Horner McDonough is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her work on MTV’s youth-oriented True Life series the documentary special Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. Cheryl is the recipient of multiple PRISM awards for documentary specials about drug addiction, a Peabody Award for her work on an MTV sexual health campaign, and has twice been nominated for CLAAD Media Awards.