Film
SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

AFTER PARKLAND

Directed by Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 90 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE AFTER PARKLAND
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.

—Brian Gordon
Documentary
About the Director(s)
Emily Taguchi is a producer for Nightline and a filmmaker whose work has been recognized with multiple Emmy® nominations. Jake Lefferman is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work includes breaking news coverage and feature programs for Nightline.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight Documentary
  • Year:
    2019
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Assistant Editor:
    Alexandra Garcia
  • Senior Producer:
    Eric Johnson
  • Camera:
    Emily Taguchi, Stephanie Wash
  • Producer:
    Emily Taguchi, Jake Lefferman, Jeanmarie Condon, Steven Baker
  • Consulting Editor:
    Doug Blush
  • Cinematographer:
    Jake Lefferman
  • Co-Producer:
    Stephanie Wash, Meagan Redman
  • Editor:
    Brendan Cusack, Karl Dawson
  • Associate Producer:
    Samantha Sergi
  • Director:
    Emily Taguchi, Jake Lefferman
  • Screenwriter:
    Emily Taguchi, Jake Lefferman
  • Senior Vice President, Long Form, ABC News:
    Beth Hoppe

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