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After Parkland

After Parkland is a movie starring David Hogg, Dillon McCooty, and Manuel Oliver. An intimate chronicle of families as they navigate their way through the unthinkable, reckoning with unexpected loss, journeying through grief, and...

Running Time
1 hours 32 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jake Lefferman, Emily Taguchi
Actors
Dillon McCooty, David Hogg, Manuel Oliver, Andrew Pollack
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An intimate chronicle of families as they navigate their way through the unthinkable, reckoning with unexpected loss, journeying through grief, and searching for new meaning.

Comments about documentary «After Parkland» (20)

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Kathryn

As a social worker, I was very much involved in the victims' case. I knew the names, and the victims' families, and they were my neighbors and friends. I felt very responsible for these families and felt they were real victims. I know the importance of respecting the feelings of the people who are traumatized, and I want them to have the support they need. But I also understand the importance of having a good and truthful film about a very serious subject. I saw Parkland. It was informative, well-made, and it was very moving. The testimony of the parents, the children, the relatives, and of the doctors and nurses who cared for them was truly heartbreaking. I could not help but feel sadness and dismay when I saw the film because I knew what they were going through. I had to watch the film again because I wanted to understand how it could be possible that people could be so brutalized in such an unspeakable way. I still had to look at the faces in the mirror to see if I was one of the four victims in Parkland. I know the emotional scars are still there. I still feel the pain and the sadness. I would recommend this film to anyone who has ever been a victim of abuse, and to anyone who would watch this film to learn about what they may have been going through. If you can, watch it with someone you love who has been through the same thing, and who understands what you have been through. Because there is no doubt that you and they are not alone. I would also like to say that this film is very graphic and will be upsetting to those who have not seen it. It is true that this is not a film for children, and that some parts of it may be disturbing to young viewers. But I think that children should know what happened and have some kind of understanding. For parents who have never been involved in a serious case, I think this film is a great tool to help them understand what you have gone through. I think it is important to understand what happened to those of you who were abused.

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Doris P.

The program itself is great. The documentary style does not overpower the acting. If you are looking for a real documentary this one is not for you. The documentary style is great. It is not meant to be a factual account. It is a very entertaining look at how some people in the hospital came to know about the tragedy at Parkland.

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Alexander Payne

This film is full of real life experience, and it's hard to imagine how one could live in the same kind of environment. It is one of those documentaries that touches your heart and connects to your soul, while at the same time it touches your mind. It shows the lives of a few individuals who experienced something that happened to them, and it shows the courage they showed in order to do something about it. There are so many videos that are relevant to this film, but the real highlight is that there are many interviews with family members and friends who have similar experiences and show it in such a way that it is very relatable. It is a very personal and emotional film, which I'm sure you will feel and understand, but I think you will also understand it as a viewer. It is a must-see for everyone who has been touched by this kind of event, and it's not an easy film to watch, but it is one of the best films that I've seen in my life.

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Carolyn

This documentary is the true story of John E. Douglas, the father of today's US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a former member of the medical group Physicians for Social Responsibility, and is a strong proponent of medical intervention in children. It is also a film about the "organization" that is the American Medical Association, who has spent the last 40 years lobbying against medical intervention in children. The film was made by a former liberal who was attracted to the liberal movement by the media and organizations that have become powerful in the last 40 years. He realizes the disastrous effects that the medical industry has had on the lives of many families and he has made the choice to become a "tea party" Republican. The film is completely fascinating. It is a documentary that is extremely important. The opinions of the doctor and the medical community are at odds with those of the liberal media who are trying to convince the public that the conservative organizations have the more credible sources of information. Although I am not a parent, I have seen many of the documentaries that Dr. Omalu has done on his crusade against medical abuses and I was very impressed. I applaud Dr. Omalu for his work and I hope that people will see the film and learn about this important subject matter.

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Jack B.

We've seen many documentaries about the late, great psychiatrist Paul McHugh. But there have been few about the man's private life. Usually they show his three marriages and then go back to his old profession. "Paul McHugh: The Man and His Dream" fills in a lot of the blanks. McHugh was a psychiatrist who made a name for himself by treating patients with eating disorders. But he was also an all-around charming and generous man. He married three times and wrote dozens of books about his experiences. "Paul McHugh: The Man and His Dream" was made by a team of doctors and journalists who interviewed McHugh and his loved ones. It's a look at how he lived and died. The interviews aren't nearly as clear as they should have been. The narrative is almost entirely based on people McHugh met and became friends with in his life. But there are moments of quiet and heart-wrenching honesty. McHugh's personal life is well documented, but it's only half the picture. This is a great film about a man who lived a life that left an indelible mark on his colleagues and friends and a people in the general public. If you're a fan of his, it's a must.

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Patrick P.

The last time I saw this documentary was in 2014, and it was just as interesting as it was in 2014. As a result, I re-watched it this morning, and I realized how it is as good as it was then. While this doc does not cover everything the victims of the "Jihadi Sympathies" (gore, death, torture, sexual abuse, etc.) endured at the hands of the "Feds" and the medical personnel (surgical and psychological), it is still a must see for anyone who likes to hear a good documentary. If you're a law student, you may enjoy the fact that this documentary shows the facts of the law, while leaving room for interpretation. This is why it is a good documentary. Some people will love this documentary, some will hate it. I did not hate it, but I was not really impressed.

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Anna

I am a pediatrician with several years of experience in the field of psychiatry and have known of many families that have lost children to this type of abuse. Although this is a true story I believe this movie does a very good job of presenting the whole story. However, there is one thing that bothers me. The parents of the child described in the film had only three years of contact with their child. In order for this to happen you would have to have seen them every day for three years. Parents should not be required to see their children every day for three years. I agree with the comments that some of the medical professionals did not do enough research on what was happening in their communities. There was a large amount of information coming out from various sources that was lacking from the film. For example, the parents of the child described by doctors did not do enough research about the conditions that their child was suffering from. They did not take any time to look into the conditions that the child had developed and was experiencing in the hospital and the doctors did not mention this to the parents. They would have been better served if they had done a little research and taken time to look at the child's records. This lack of information is the biggest problem with the film and with the film as a whole.

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Maria

It's a fairly low budget documentary, but it is compelling and well worth seeing.

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Kyle Butler

The documentary, "Parkland: My Story," chronicles the life of Dr. Jody Rosenfeld, a brilliant, highly-regarded neurosurgeon who lost his battle with cancer. The film shows Rosenfeld's entire life, from the time he was an infant to the time he died, and it shows the strength and perseverance he had to overcome his illness. It also shows the shame and the trial Rosenfeld faced after his health declined, and the support he received from people in his field. These people became his friends and family. Many have said this film is boring, but the fact is that the life of a neurosurgeon is not that easy. One can get overwhelmed by the physical and mental demands of being a neurosurgeon, and it becomes difficult to be a good doctor. I'm not sure what I was expecting. I thought it would be a bit dull, but it was certainly not boring. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to know more about the life and career of a neurosurgeon. If you don't mind seeing Rosenfeld's life and the struggles he endured, you may enjoy the film.

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Mary B.

Parkland Memorial Hospital is the center of the stories of several of the patients. For the most part, they tell their stories without any background or explanation. We are privy to only a few short stories from the patients, but there are many more that we never get to see. This documentary tries to capture all of the stories and then presents them in an interesting way. By getting all of the stories, it makes a pretty good documentary. I really enjoyed watching the stories because they were really different and interesting. Sometimes, they felt a bit slow or I was bored by the lack of information. Other times, I could follow the story of the patients because I could relate to them. I think that this is a documentary that should be watched in the theaters. It's a pretty good documentary and I think that the people who watch it will definitely enjoy it.

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Melissa Crawford

This documentary told the story of how a terrible tragedy occurred and how the system was handling it. It's difficult to watch these lives, but I'm glad they told it. I learned so much, and I feel like it's important to see it. People should know what's going on. There is a lot of controversy about this topic. Some say it's good that we see the system fail. I think it's good that people know what's going on. The filmmakers are making a documentary. They are trying to show the system, not the people. We're all influenced by the system. The system is there to help us and to keep us safe. It's not perfect, but it's not horrible. It's not good or bad. People need to realize that it's not okay to harm others, not okay to take advantage of others, and not okay to do anything that will cause them harm. People need to have some common sense and not do stupid things. They need to learn to think for themselves. The people who were on the "watch list" didn't know what was going on. They just thought that it was a really good idea to give their parents a waiver to get their son a witness protection program. They thought that they would make it better. They should have had a more balanced view of the whole issue, and then they could have handled the whole thing more carefully. The system didn't work for them. The system failed for them. People need to realize that it's not okay to do dumb things. I don't know why this movie was only rated PG-13. It should have been R. I hope that the parents who were on the watch list will know what happened to them and be able to tell their story. They need to know that they have a right to protect their children and that they can't get away with hurting others. I think that's one of the most important things that's being said in this film. It's not okay to harm others, and it's not okay to do stupid things.

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William

By now, we have all been bombarded with sensational headlines about the tragic events that took place at the hands of the school of a gifted and talented young man. This film addresses the topic of this tragedy in a way that would not have been possible before. Instead of trying to pinpoint exactly what took place, the filmmakers try to give the viewer a sense of how the school ended up on that path, and how their actions were the result of the criminal negligence of the parents and the school officials. I would recommend this film to anyone who has a more open minded attitude toward things like this. The filmmakers do not give any moral judgement of the parents, the staff, or the students. They just let the viewers decide for themselves what happened, and the whole thing is presented in a very open and honest way. I would give this film a 9 out of 10 for it's honesty, and because I think it's a very important subject to cover. As I have said in previous comments, this is a very important film. I recommend you see it and decide for yourself.

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Grace R.

What a terrific documentary. This film deserves to be seen by anyone who cares about the history of the mental health system. I would also recommend viewing the excellent documentary "State of Siege" from the same year. I am sure that any person, who has an interest in the subject matter will enjoy this film.

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Katherine T.

I found this film to be more upsetting than it was informative. I think that the 'sexual assault' segment of the film was more useful than the one which dealt with the way in which the 'victims' were treated by the medical staff. The medical staff in this film seemed to have very little understanding of the physical process of rape. As a result, many of the 'victims' felt that their pain was to be blamed on a guy who had no idea what rape really is. The film showed a very superficial understanding of what rape really is and it does not give any real insight into the mental process involved in rape. At one point, the hospital doctor said that she didn't know how to treat a rape victim because she doesn't 'know what it is like' to be raped. This statement was extremely misleading and left me with the feeling that the medical staff knew very little about rape and its effects on a person's psyche. I feel that the film should have given a more thorough look at how these people were treated and the different ways in which this was dealt with. It also does not show how the medical staff treated the 'victims' when they were released from hospital. Although the medical staff had no knowledge of what the victims were going through, I think it was the biggest flaw of the film. I understand that the hospital staff did not want to look like they were doing anything wrong, but how could they have known that the 'victims' were being treated so badly? Most of the medical staff were apparently unaware of the trauma that the victims were going through. This is a complete waste of film.

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Nicole

The film is in many ways the opposite of an hour-long PBS documentary, where the subject is mostly left out, and the voice-over gives a more detailed account of the individual's story. The film is well-crafted, and is fairly self-contained. It is not an easy film to watch and to get into, but it will not be an easy film to forget, or to sit through again.

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Alexander J.

It's worth watching this documentary to get a sense of the complete and utterly horrifying effect this tragedy had on the community around it, from the devastated staff to the children who were traumatized. I thought the film was well done, with very clear and immediate images of the event and of the community, and also of the people around it. I think there is a lot of telling and good documentaries being made about the events of that day, and this film does an excellent job of showing some of the other issues in the community, like the general attitude of people towards the event, or the way the police handled it. I also thought the people interviewed were very forthright, and at times at times very open and candid. I think the documentary made it very clear that there were a lot of layers to this story, and the details of the victims and their families were very well-developed. If you are considering going to a college reunion, do yourself a favor and watch this film, because you might get a better idea of what it was like to be at that moment.

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Rebecca

This documentary was not the most well-structured or well-edited documentary, but it was a thorough and honest examination of the controversy surrounding the practices at this highly controversial institution. What the film shows is a very compelling story of what happened in the hospital, what really happened, and how these people ended up there. The film takes the viewer through the details of the program and how it was implemented. It is well worth watching.

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Ethan P.

Like all documentary documentaries, this movie has it's fair share of negative reviews. For me, the negative reviews were as dull as the negatives. This movie is a very well done, accurate, well organized, and emotional portrait of the tragedy that was Parkland. It is honest, powerful, and well thought out. The people in the movie are terrific. I loved watching them. I have never been to a movie with a group of people as real as the people in this movie. Watching them at Parkland was almost like watching a movie. I wish there were more documentaries like this one. This movie was amazing. I also loved the ending. It was really heart breaking. I think that the people that have been fighting for more information about the deaths at Parkland are in the minority. All of the people that have been telling people that it was all over were wrong. It is still a very difficult subject to get information about. However, it was not over for the people at Parkland. I am going to see this again in the future. This is a great movie and I highly recommend it.

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Jose

Despite the growing number of shows produced to share the experiences of rape and sexual assault survivors, what makes it more powerful than any other documentary is that it's an opportunity to learn about something that happens every day, and a chance to find out about the stories that are so common but rarely told. Even for the most traumatized victims, these stories often lead nowhere, and are brushed over. It's a shame, because there's a lot to be learned, even from the more innocent victims. As a young woman, I'd say that having someone explain the feelings of shock and frustration is invaluable, and the fear of not being believed is perhaps more difficult to deal with than that of being judged for what you've said or done. But it's not just the "do you believe me?" question that can be asked, but many more. And the fear that a man could feel in a situation like this could simply prevent that man from being believed. In the end, you're always in control of your own life and the situations you find yourself in, and so long as you know that someone else has a story, and that someone you can trust, that you're never alone, you have a better chance of dealing with the trauma you're dealing with. 8/10

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Madison K.

This is a very powerful documentary that shows a lot of facts that no one talks about. This documentary is not only about the killings at the school, but also about the problems in this area. The media also talks about it, but no one talks about the problems. It shows a lot of truth about what happened and what is going on in the schools today. It is a must see, especially if you have children in school. I hope that more documentaries like this come out in the future. I hope that they make more documentaries that will show us the truth. Please make more films like this.