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Parkland Rising (2020)




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On February 14, 2018, a school shooting took the lives of 17 people and suddenly changed the conversation about guns in America. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could not be called "the deadliest" or even "the most shocking" mass shooting in recent US history. It came less than five months after 58 people were shot and killed at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, and nothing changed. It came less than two years after 49 people were shot and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and nothing changed. There were 345 mass shootings in the US in 2017 alone, and nothing changed. But this time, something clicked.


Critic Reviews for Parkland Rising

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

An impassioned record of incremental change in an age of uncertainty.

June 6, 2020 | Full Review…

"Parkland Rising" passes the low bar of not undermining the people it covers, but by avoiding both research and conflict, it fails to provide a reason for its own existence.

June 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Through its images of peaceful protests and demonstrations from the era, Sirulnick's narrow but inspiring film finds deeper relevance in the face of the current protests surrounding George Floyd's murder.

June 2, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Parkland Rising is undoubtedly sympathetic to the activists' agenda, but director [Cheryl] Horner McDonough does an admirable job of presenting the good, bad, and ugly sides of this activism.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

With its heart on its sleeve, 'Parkland Rising' follows one youth-driven movement that refuses to accept the American madness of the intolerable being seemingly intractable.

June 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is a stirring hour and a half.

June 5, 2020 | Full Review…

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