GAGV spotlights gun violence survivors
Nadav Kander's harrowing spot for the anti-gun, non-profit organisation highlights how weapons threaten Americans’ right to life.
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Directed by Nadav Kander of Chelsea Pictures, this affecting short film emphasises how gun violence deprives victims and their families of their basic right to life, in support of the first ever human rights lawsuit against the US Government.
The film was made by Zulu Alpha Kilo for the Global Action on Gun Violence, as part of a campaign supporting a lawsuit against the US government by Manny and Patricia Oliver, whose 17-year-old son, Joaquin, was killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Titled The Lawsuit for Survival, it features the Olivers and survivors of gun violence speaking to camera and recalling the moments that they—and their loved ones—had their right to experience life cut short.
It ends with an exhaustive list of everyday places we know aren’t safe in America, like malls, schools, bowling alleys, theatres and nightclubs.
The legal effort is bolstered by a national ad campaign called Campaign for Survival that will span film, print and social from GAGV in partnership with creative agency partner, Zulu Alpha Kilo.