The Parkland Project
A coming of age story against the backdrop of lost innocence, survivors from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School with young activists across the nation form the largest youth movement since the 1960s amplifying the voice of a generation to address the epidemic of gun violence in America.
Since the release of our Peabody Award winning film, Newtown at Sundance 2016, we’ve traveled the country listening to the outrage, despair and a grassroots commitment to address our nations’ gun violence epidemic. Over five years later, a series of karmic unfoldings landed us in Parkland, Florida only days after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to document this urgent moment in national history.
We’ve crossed the country back and forth with these inspired youth and have discovered a sense of renewed hope that has been profound: youth bonding from diverse backgrounds, their ability to engage in civil dialogue whether conservative or liberal. We have witnessed them becoming role models for a younger generation determined to create a safer world.