Raising a School Shooter

  • Documentary
  • 1h 14m

Tre forældre til amerikanske unge, der har begået skoleskyderier, taler ud i en film, som sætter ord på et ubegribeligt traume.

Tre forældre til amerikanske unge, der har begået skoleskyderier, taler ud i en film, som sætter ord på et ubegribeligt traume.

De ligner helt almindelige amerikanere. Og det er faktisk også præcis, hvad de er. Men de lever alle tre i skyggen af deres børns chokerende ugerning: skoleskyderi. Sue Klebold er mor til en af de to drenge, som i 1999 begik en af historiens værste skyderier på Columbine High School, og selv tog sit liv. Jeff og Clarence’ sønner kommer til at sidde i fængsel det meste af deres liv, mens de selv bruger resten af deres tilværelse på at lede efter en forklaring. Hvad gik der galt? Hvem har ansvaret? Hvordan kommer man videre? Frida og Lasse Barkfors’ film lader med imponerende følsomhed og fordomsfrihed Sue, Jeff og Clarence tale ud om skylden, sorgen og skammen - og om omgivelsernes reaktioner fra chikane til omsorg. Der er blevet begået 1.300 skoleskyderier i USA siden 1970. Der er en rystende sandhed i det, en af dem siger: Der er aldrig kun én grund. Filmen er den tredje i Barkfors-parrets amerikanske trilogi, efter ‘Pervert Park’ og ‘Death of a Child’ (CPH:DOX 2014 og 2017).

Three parents of American teenagers who committed school shootings speak their minds in a film that puts an unimaginable trauma into words.

They look like ordinary Americans. And that is precisely what they are. But all three of them live in the shadow of their children’s shocking atrocity: school shootings. Sue Klebold is the mother of one of the two boys who in 1999 committed one of the worst school shootings in history at Columbine High School and ended it with taking his own life. Jeff and Clarence’s sons will spend most of their lives in prison, while they themselves will spend the rest of their time on earth looking for an explanation. What went wrong? Who is responsible? How do you move on? With its impressive sensitivity and open-mindedness, Frida and Lasse Barkfors’s film allows Sue, Jeff and Clarence speak out about guilt, grief and shame - and about the reactions from their surroundings, which ranges from harassment to care. 1300 school shootings have been committed in the United States since 1970. There is a shocking truth to what one of the parents says: there is never just one reason. The film is the third of the Barkfors couple’s American trilogy, after ‘Pervert Park’ and ‘Death of a Child’ (CPH:DOX 2014 and 2017).

Sprog

English

Undertekster

No subtitles

Lande

Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium

Studier

Final Cut For Real, Les Films Grain de Sable, De Andra, Visible Film, Film i Skåne