Documentary captures aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootingsPosted: Updated:
Friday will mark two years since the Parkland, Florida school shootings, and on Wednesday, a documentary about the shooting and its aftermath will screen across the country.
Seventeen people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, and the survivors tell their stories as they move forward in the documentary "After Parkland."
Journalists Jake Lefferman and Emily Taguchi went to Parkland to cover the shooting and then stayed. "As soon as we started meeting with families and meeting with students, we were struck by that so many were able to really articulate their experiences and seemed to understand why it was important for them to share their stories," says Lefferman.
The directors say "After Parkland" is not an advocacy documentary. "We wanted to be much more observational and to tell the story about what it looks like to wake up that next day," says Taguchi.
For Joaquin Oliver’s parents, Manuel and Patricia, waking up each day means telling his story. "You have no idea what it feels to get back home, and not have your son here…We need to be reminders. Don't feel bad about us. Feel bad about yourself not being able to do something to prevent this from happening," says Manuel.