Filmmakers Hope After Parkland Film Will Encourage Dialogue in Classrooms Around Gun Violence and Trauma

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In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, After Parkland’s Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman discuss their commitment to a robust education component as part of their film’s distribution.

After Parkland, the documentary about the Parkland school tragedy and its aftermath, has opened in theaters nationwide. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, the Founder of CMRubinWorld, the film’s directors, Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman, discuss ways educators and learning organizations might use the film as a prompt and a resource to learn from the tragedy. “We hope that After Parkland can be screened in high schools, colleges and universities around the country and serve as a launchpad for conversations around gun violence, trauma and activism,” say the filmmakers.

In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, many community members became engaged in various forms of activism. The directors say After Parkland was not intended to further a political agenda. However, film festival audiences around the country were moved and inspired, and many believe that if After Parkland can’t raise awareness on the need for meaningful change, then nothing can. The Directors hope their documentary, now available in theaters nationally, will have a major impact on this critical national problem. “We would be thrilled to see meaningful dialogue as an outcome of our film.”

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Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman are ABC producers and the directors of the documentary After Parkland.

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