The Sandy Hook massacre was considered a watershed moment in the national debate on gun control, but the body count at the hands of gun violence has only increased. Through the lens of the victims' families, as well as pro—gun advocates, we examine why our politicians have failed to act.
In the past few years, a drastic rise in mass shootings has ripped across the United States, compounding an epidemic of gun violence in our country.
Despite a growing body count at the hands of guns, and the outpouring of shock and outrage that comes with it, our nation has failed to respond with meaningful action. What is keeping the two sides of this debate — those favoring stricter gun control laws and Second Amendment purists like the NRA — from finding common ground? Though the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista, Tucson, as well as the daily gun violence in Chicago, the film examines why our politicians are refusing to act.
Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric (the team behind the 2014 Sundance Film Festival hit FED UP) join forces again to create a documentary that is scrupulously comprehensive and decidedly fair to both sides of one of the polarizing issues that is tearing our country apart. Searing and powerful with never—before—seen footage of the shooting in Aurora, Under the Gun gives a human face to a crisis that is costing us in blood and scarring the conscience of a nation.
“Cutting through political talking points to focus on facts and firsthand accounts, UNDER THE GUN is an essential primer on the rise of gun violence in the U.S.”— Variety
“Masterfully crafted...the details are mind-boggling.”— Mother Jones
Official Selection - SUNDANCE Film Festival