Friday, August 29, 2008

Film: Will I Be Next, Exposes Teen Fear of Gun Violence

There’s not much I can say about this short 8 minute student film about senseless gun violence, “Will I Be Next” except, thanks to an activist Supreme Court, we can now all wonder if we’ll be next. Here’s a short description from the Chicago Tribune:

"Gun violence affects me so much that I believe I will be the next person to die," says a teen girl in the short film "Will I Be Next?" The film was produced by Free Spirit Media, a non-profit founded by Illinois native Jeff McCarter, winner of a Chicago/Midwest Emmy for his work in public television.
"Our students have produced quite a number of pieces related to violence, because it's ever present in their lives," McCarter says. "When we ask, 'Who knows someone who has been killed?'—every hand goes up."

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