DIRECTOR: TODD CHANDLER
Followed by a Q&A with director Todd Chandler on 10/29 at 8:30
Followed by a Q&A with director Todd Chandler, Producer Danielle Varga, and filmmaker Kirsten Johnson on 11/1 at 7pm
Bulletproof explores the complexities of violence in schools by looking at the strategies employed to prevent it. The film observes the longstanding rituals and rehearsals that take place in and around American schools: homecoming parades, basketball practice, morning announcements, and math class. Unfolding alongside these scenes are a collection of newer traditions: lockdown drills, teacher firearms training, metal detector screenings, and school safety trade shows. Bulletproof weaves together these moments in a cinematic meditation on fear, violence, and what it means to be safe, 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.