Rarely a week goes by that we aren’t sharing news of a child being hit by a stray bullet or retelling the details of a gun landing in the hands of the wrong person and the result being unspeakable violence. And far too often those tales come from the city of Chicago.
Everyone knows the who, what, where, and when as it relates to Chicago gun violence, but few have explored the why, which is where a new documentary, “Gunland” comes into the picture. Produced by Moguldom Films, the upcoming documentary:
“peers into the lives of urban youth through a raw and realistic lens. It shows how a community ravaged by gun violence causes kids to be afraid to walk the streets, go to school, and to play.
“‘Gunland’ invites viewers to witness firsthand how these young people cope with the increased violence in their communities and the toll that losing a friend or family member can have on their lives.”
It’s very hard to combat a problem if you don’t understand it’s origin. While it’s easy to throw out “gun control” as a solution to gun violence, we all know that’s just a band-aid on the issue plaguing African American communities in Chicago. This documentary is a first step to begin peeling back the layers of understanding, which is why your support is so necessary.
Check out the trailer for the film below and make sure you head over to their Kickstarter page to donate and make this project a reality.