Gunland – Documentary Exploring Chicago Gun Violence

Like everything now, this is a Kickstarter campaign… here are the details:

This is the trailer:

GUNLAND 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.

The neighborhood violence that families have to deal with is daunting. Parents try and protect their children from the gangs and the shootings, but to no avail.  Kids can be shot just standing in front of their house or corner store for seemingly no reason.

I feel like the kickstarter video and trailer should have captivated me more.  I didn’t grow up anywhere near the hood but I liked to think I had an ear to the streets.  Yea I didn’t though, who am I kidding… I just lived vicariously through the raps I listened to.

Chicago is so crazy with the gun violence.  They should ban guns there and fix the problem!  Oh wait….

Head over to the kickstarter page and check it out.  Throw some money their way for the cause if you like what you see.

Obama-Guns-Shoot-ChicagoI feel like A&E has done at least 4 different documentaries I’ve seen on guns and drugs in Chicago, so I’m not sure why this would be any different but I’d still watch it.

Thoughts?

Gat tip: MrColionNoir (LOL “gat tip” was actually a typo, but then I was like… sure I’ll tip my “gat” to him.. that works.  Maybe I’ll make that a new thing rather than “hat tip”)

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Kevin October 26, 2013 at 03:20 am

I admire when a documentary can point out issues that involve guns that aren’t rooted by guns.

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SittingDown October 26, 2013 at 05:08 am

This.

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jpcmt October 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

Yes, keep insulating your racism by having ‘black’ documentaries, more ‘black’ celebrities, more ‘black’ role models. You can take someone out of the ghetto but you can’t always take the ghetto out of someone. That poor mindset where you endlessly refer to your race or someone else’s race..and then equate success or failure associated with a particular race, is WHY you fail. THere’s so much mindset failure that keeps blacks down. It has zero to do with opportunity, where you’re from, being targetted and set up for failure. Be accountable for you and your ‘colorless’ self and get your act together. Ok, i’m done.

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Miguel October 26, 2013 at 05:06 pm

well said.

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Federale October 27, 2013 at 09:21 am

Perhaps they should consider the content of their character rather than guns or whites or not enough blacks on TV and movies, which, by the way, is not 13%, it is much more. If they use a black actor to play the Norse god Loki, then blacks are not underrepresented.

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