Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane Directed
Kim A. Snyder USA, Scotland / 2018 / 22 minutes
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SYNOPSIS: Issues In The News:
A panel discussion will immediately follow the screening, featuring never before seen film clips of the filmmakers’ upcoming documentary about the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the following panelists:
Mark Barden, father of 7-year-old Daniel Barden who was killed at the Sandy Hook school mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
Kim A. Snyder - Director/Producer
Natalie Barden - Youth activist and sister of Daniel Barden who was killed at Sandy Hook
Samantha Fuentes - Parkland survivor who was shot while in her Holocaust class
Reagan Schwepp - Local March For Our Lives activist and student body president at Rhinebeck School District
Saira Sukthankar - Local March for Our Lives student activist
In the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that took the lives of 20 first graders and their teachers, local clergymen Father Bob Weiss receives a letter from a fellow priest in Dunblane, Scotland, whose community suffered an eerily similar fate in 1996. From across the Atlantic, the two priests forge a poignant bond through the shared experience of trauma and healing.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers, as well as additional panelists from Newtown and more to be announced. Never before seen film clips of the filmmakers' upcoming documentary about the mass shooting in Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, will be shown during the panel.
BIO: Kim A. Snyder's previous film was the Peabody award-winning documentary Newtown, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was named in Newsweek and Huffington Post among the top films of 2016. Newtown screened at premier festivals worldwide and was theatrically released followed by a national broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens as the most widely watched documentary of the past decade. Her most recent film Lessons from a School Shooting premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded Best Documentary Short. Snyder also directed, Welcome to Shelbyville, which was nationally broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in 2011. In 2007, Snyder co-founded the BeCause Foundation to direct and produce a series of socially conscious short documentaries that have won numerous awards, with campaigns furthering the work of the social innovators they highlight. Snyder's award-winning directorial debut feature documentary, I Remember Me, was theatrically distributed by Zeitgeist Films. In 1994, she associate-produced the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor.
Cast/Featuring: Father Bob Weiss, Father Basil O'Sullivan
Executive Producer(s): Regina K. Scully, Jamie Wolf, Mara Sandler, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Geralyn Dreyfous, Kim Brizzolara
Producer(s): Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Olivia Klaus (Co-Producer), Cynthia Kane (Co-Producer)
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