Bullet Proof

Bullet Proof
Director: Todd Chandler
Documentary, 85 min.

Friday, April 10, 5:30 PM

Bulletproof observes the age-old rituals that take place daily in American schools: homecoming parades, basketball practice, morning announcements, and math class. Unfolding alongside these scenes are an array of newer traditions: lockdown drills, teacher firearm trainings, metal detector inspections, and school safety trade shows. Bulletproof weaves together these moments in a cinematic meditation on fear, violence, and the meaning of safety, bringing viewers into intimate proximity with the people self-tasked with protecting the nation’s children while generating revenue along the way, as well as with those most deeply impacted by these heightened security measures: students and teachers.

Plays with:

The Drill
Director: Richard O’Connor, Animation, 3 min.

As active shooter drills become integrated into schools across the country, students must grapple with the threat of school shootings.

Posted in Competition 2020, Feature 2020