From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical time in our nation’s history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years, following X Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history and set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis and shocking a political system into change.
3 day rental • NR • 99 min.
“Offers a potent testimony to the impact of citizen protest - even, or perhaps particularly, when those citizens include youths who themselves just survived a school shooting.”
“Understanding that both surviving a shooting and sudden fame take a psychological toll, the film is a compassionate portrait eager to let its subjects speak for themselves.”
— Hollywood Reporter
“The humanity Snyder's cameras capture is stirring as these young people work past their issues and together on shrewd political strategies.”
— San Francisco Chronicle