A person is killed by a gun every 17 minutes in America. Atlanta now has the same per capita gun murder rate as all of South Africa. Polls show that the majority of Americans find this unacceptable & support stricter gun laws. Yet tragedy after tragedy, nothing happens. In “Who Will Survive America“, filmmaker Sheldon Candis examines the process of legally purchasing a gun by buying one himself.
“I love America. I love my country. I love where I’m from and who I am and it saddens my heart and my sensibility as a human being to feel that somehow we’re losing responsibility for each other… I think that my job as a filmmaker is not only to entertain but also to educate. And listen, I’m not saying you have to be for guns or not for guns. The intent of the film is to just say, can we all agree that maybe it shouldn’t be this easy to acquire a gun in America?” –Sheldon Candis
About Sheldon Candis:
Sheldon Candis made his directorial debut in 2012 with “LUV“, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As a young filmmaker, Candis continues to impress audiences with the scope of his work, which ranges from short docs & docu-series to television series & feature-length docs. As a writer, producer, & director, Candis is drawn to politically charged topics, leading him to create “Who Will Survive America“, which focuses on gun control, and “Crooked Smile“, a call to action video that challenges America’s war on drugs. He is set to pen “Throw Like Mo“, the bio-pic on baseball star Mo’ne Davis, for Walt Disney Studios.