by Laura Hutson
Living for 32 Screening and Panel Discussion
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Where: The Belcourt
Colin Goddard was one of only seven students in his classroom to survive the Virginia Tech massacre. In total, there were 32 fatalities, and 10 of them were in class with Goddard when the gunman burst in. Goddard was shot three times, but still managed to make the 911 call that brought police to the scene. This documentary by director Kevin Breslin tells the story of what happened in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.
Wearing a hidden camera and going undercover to gun shows all across America, Goddard investigates how easy it is for anyone to buy a gun, without identification or a background check. Tonight, he’ll be at The Belcourt to speak about the documentary and gun violence, a problem that’s as urgent as ever — so far there have been 14 shooting incidents at schools in 2013.