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Global Action on Gun Violence
'The Lawsuit for Survival'
10 November 2023 90s
Taking the law into their own hands.
by Jason Stone

The problem of gun violence in the United States seems intractable, and the patience of some lobbyists is exhausted. This remarkably moving film begins with testimony from young people (and the occasional not so young person) voicing their belief in a right to life. The expression of their determination to enjoy evry aspect of life aggregates into a plea that only a gun-obsessive could ignore.

But therein lies the rub. Worthy films like this have been released on a regular basis, but they never seem to affect those who are unwilling to compromise on what they see as their divine right to aggressively defend themselves using hugely disproportionate firepower.

So it's enormously gratifying to see that as well as being a perfectly pitched appeal to the largely absent better nature of gun owners, this spot delivers news of a signifiant lawsuit. Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son Joaquin was one of those killed in the Parkland School atrocity, are suing the US government for their ongoing failure to tackle this issue.

As Manuel Oliver says: "my son was shot 280,000 victims ago. So this is happening really often. We had a mass shooting a couple of weeks ago and we don't see anyone offended about it. So sometimes you have to take things by your own hands,"

Product Category: Lobby Groups

Territory: USA



We do not have individual credits for this company, either because they don't provide them or we haven't acquired them yet.

Production:
Chelsea Pictures
Director: Nadav Kander (Partizan)
Producer: Jon Dino
EP: Pat McGoldrick / Lisa Mehling
DOP: Darren Lew
Editing:
Final Cut
Editor: Ashley Kreamer

  Global Action on Gun Violence - 'The Lawsuit for Survival'


Global Action on Gun Violence
'The Lawsuit for Survival'
10 November 2023 90s

Taking the law into their own hands.

The problem of gun violence in the United States seems intractable, and the patience of some lobbyists is exhausted. This remarkably moving film begins with testimony from young people (and the occasional not so young person) voicing their belief in a right to life. The expression of their determination to enjoy evry aspect of life aggregates into a plea that only a gun-obsessive could ignore.

But therein lies the rub. Worthy films like this have been released on a regular basis, but they never seem to affect those who are unwilling to compromise on what they see as their divine right to aggressively defend themselves using hugely disproportionate firepower.

So it's enormously gratifying to see that as well as being a perfectly pitched appeal to the largely absent better nature of gun owners, this spot delivers news of a signifiant lawsuit. Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son Joaquin was one of those killed in the Parkland School atrocity, are suing the US government for their ongoing failure to tackle this issue.

As Manuel Oliver says: "my son was shot 280,000 victims ago. So this is happening really often. We had a mass shooting a couple of weeks ago and we don't see anyone offended about it. So sometimes you have to take things by your own hands,"

Product Category: Lobby Groups

Territory: USA



We do not have individual credits for this company, either because they don't provide them or we haven't acquired them yet.

Production:
Chelsea Pictures
Director: Nadav Kander (Partizan)
Producer: Jon Dino
EP: Pat McGoldrick / Lisa Mehling
DOP: Darren Lew
Editing:
Final Cut
Editor: Ashley Kreamer

Global Action on Gun Violence 10 November 2023
'The Lawsuit for Survival' 90s

Taking the law into their own hands.

by Jason Stone

The problem of gun violence in the United States seems intractable, and the patience of some lobbyists is exhausted. This remarkably moving film begins with testimony from young people (and the occasional not so young person) voicing their belief in a right to life. The expression of their determination to enjoy evry aspect of life aggregates into a plea that only a gun-obsessive could ignore.

But therein lies the rub. Worthy films like this have been released on a regular basis, but they never seem to affect those who are unwilling to compromise on what they see as their divine right to aggressively defend themselves using hugely disproportionate firepower.

So it's enormously gratifying to see that as well as being a perfectly pitched appeal to the largely absent better nature of gun owners, this spot delivers news of a signifiant lawsuit. Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son Joaquin was one of those killed in the Parkland School atrocity, are suing the US government for their ongoing failure to tackle this issue.

As Manuel Oliver says: "my son was shot 280,000 victims ago. So this is happening really often. We had a mass shooting a couple of weeks ago and we don't see anyone offended about it. So sometimes you have to take things by your own hands,"

Product Category: Lobby Groups

Territory: USA



We do not have individual credits for this company, either because they don't provide them or we haven't acquired them yet.

Production:
Chelsea Pictures
Director: Nadav Kander (Partizan)
Producer: Jon Dino
EP: Pat McGoldrick / Lisa Mehling
DOP: Darren Lew
Editing:
Final Cut
Editor: Ashley Kreamer