USA | 90 MINUTES | English |
The horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018 continue to resonate in our lives among the reports on the emotional aftermath, the gun debates, and the inevitable social media chatter. For the survivors and parents of the fallen students, there’s also the everyday life. In this moving documentary, Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman look at several survivors—David Hogg, Victoria Gonzalez, Sam Zeiff, Dillon McCooty, along with Manuel Oliver, who lost his son Joaquin in the shooting, and Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was a victim. Under a cloud of grief and shock, both the students and parents face life-changing challenges where there is no clear path. Each one—in his and her own way—must learn to manage their trauma within their daily lives of basketball, preparing for the prom, graduation.
With great intimacy and raw emotion, After Parkland follows these brave individuals as they balance making a change with a quest for some level of normalcy where, with great support, they have discovered a resiliency and strength unwilling to stand down in the face of fear.