First Look: New Documentary, “Gunland,” Looks Beyond The Headlines To Get Behind The Epidemic Of Gun Violence
Gunland available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and VHX now!
In 2013 the gun violence that plagues Black America was brought front and center. Around the globe eyes were tuned to a case about a young murdered boy named Trayvon Martin. As the country watched his killer walk free it became very clear to many that the broader society does not care about young black boys and girls dying in a barrage of gun violence. In one decision the world was rudely awakened to a fact that has been present in the black community for a long time: black life is not as valuable as it should be. Many of us are dying at the hands of gun violence and though this is an epidemic it is not a new one.
The epidemic does have a new face, however. Chicago, the new poster child of Gun Violence, was once called the windy city but now its hip-hop natives call it Chi-Raq. A city that gave birth to the Obama Campaign and Oprah Winfrey has lost its inspirational luster. Truth be told, it has become cool to carry a gun and even cooler to fire one. At the surface most would believe that hip-hop and its glorification of violence, guns and carnage are to blame; however,a new film by Moguldom Studios purports that something deeper lies beneath the surface. Yes, young black boys and young black girls are dying at the hands of their peers but the truth is they didn’t make or originally sell the guns. So, why Chicago, a city with some of the strictest Gun laws in the United States? That’s the answer Moguldom Studio’s latest documentary Gunland provides, along with solutions to the real problem plaguing the city and man others like it.
Take a look at the trailer for Gunland below and tell us what you think. To purchase the new documentary, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, and VHX now. click here.