Film Documents Effect Gun Violence Has On Children

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A documentary about the effect of gun violence on children is sparking conversations about solutions to urban crime.

A screening of Shell Shocked was held Monday night at Tulane University.

The documentary which was filmed in New Orleans is described as raw, and somewhat disturbing, because it gives a personal look at victims of gun violence and their families.

The film also explores ideas about solutions from community leaders.

“There’s problems with kids education, there’s problems with availability of guns, there’s a problem with the way we racially profile African-American teens in the city. There’s not jobs for them and so one of the end results is crime and violence,” said filmmaker John Richie.

The directors are planning several other community screenings in the coming months.