Us Kids

Us Kids

After 17 of the Stoneman Douglas High School community are taken by senseless gun violence, students organize a protest in Parkland, Florida – giving voice to their rage and transforming it into action. Us Kids follows this group of teenage activists over the course of 18 months as they set out across the country to reinvigorate the debate on gun reform, building an inclusive, unprecedented movement and shocking a stagnant political system into change.

From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation, allowing the movement's leaders to give the definitive account of what it means to be a young person living in a country terrorized by gun violence. Us Kids is an elegy for those who have been lost, a dedication to its survivors, and a rallying cry to join the fight.

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Kim A. Snyder




Director: Kim A. Snyder
Executive Producer: Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Dan Cogan, Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Wendy Neu, Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman, Regina K. Scully, Jamie Wolf, Lynda Weinman, Jamie Patricof, Katie Mcneill, Liz Kramer Lefkofsky, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz
Producer: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Lori Cheatle
Cinematographer: Derek Wiesehahn
Editor: Leigh Johnson
Sound Designer: Ron Bochar
Music: Fil Eisler, Brian Reitzell
Principal Cast: Sam Fuentes, Emma Gonzalez, Bria Smith, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Alex King, Jaclyn Corin, Alex Dworet
Additional Credits: Co-Editor: Joshua Banville, Co-Editor: Sarah Jacobson, Music Supervision: Maggie Phillips, Jennifer Jesperson, Music Editor: Suzana Peric


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Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 98 mins