Archives of the Time Being

Bulletproof

Todd Chandler
2020 • USA • 83’
Portuguese Premiere

Bulletproof explores the complexities of violence in schools by looking at the strategies employed to prevent it. The film observes the long-standing rituals that take place in and around American schools: homecoming parades, basketball practice, morning announcements, and math class. Unfolding alongside these scenes are a collection of newer traditions: lockdown drills, teacher firearms training, metal detector screenings, and school safety trade shows. A look beyond immediate causes and responses to mass shootings in a meditation on the array of forces that shape the culture of violence in the US.

9 FEV / 21:30 / 83’
Cinema Ideal

Archives of the Time Being