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91% Documentary Screening and Discussion

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Join OFA, DIFA and students from March For Our Lives as we continue the conversation about sensible gun violence prevention.
The Community Room at the Library has a limit of 70 people, so please RSVP.

John Richie Films·Saturday, March 24, 2018
America’s 325 million residents own an estimated 347 million firearms. Not surprisingly, gun violence has become one of the most urgent public health issues facing Americans today. Holster Films and John Richie, the creator of Shell Shocked, are embarking on their next film project, 91%, which examines the national conversation surrounding gun legislation by looking at the failure to pass a universal background check.

In 91%, a handful of U.S. gun violence victims tell their heartbreaking stories of loss, pain, and a heroic search for hope in a nation stalled in a senseless gun control debate. Throughout these otherwise unrelated shootings, we find a common thread – the gunmen had all-too-easy access to the virtually untraceable, high-powered weaponry used in their attacks.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, a poll revealed that 91% of Americans support comprehensive background checks that could prevent thousands of similar gun violence tragedies nationwide. In this timely documentary, survivors of gun violence tragedies tell their heartbreaking stories of loss, pain, and a heroic search for hope.

Throughout these otherwise unrelated shootings, we find a common thread – the gunmen had effortless access to the virtually untraceable, high-powered weaponry used in their attacks. Moving beyond perplexing gun control politics and avoiding any discussion about the often-unpredictable motivations of rampage killers, 91% demonstrates that Americans almost unanimously support both 2nd amendment rights and common sense regulation.

The film finds a shared language between citizens on both sides of the issue, encouraging them to move common sense policy forward by speaking up in a conversation typically dominated by firearm lobbyists and manufacturers.