Will I Be Next?
"Will I Be Next?" is a film that explores the issue of gun violence. Five established experts and numerous young people were interviewed for their perspective on this complex and incredibly troubling problem. The Field Foundation of Illinois commissioned and funded Free Spirit Media, a non-profit organization that focuses on civic-minded youth media education and production, to lead the production of the film. Students from Free Spirit Media's documentary filmmaking program at North Lawndale College Prep Charter High School developed the themes, conducted the interviews, filmed the images, designed the sound track, and edited the footage. All parties involved in the making of this film are deeply hopeful that "Will I Be Next?" will serve to raise awareness and motivate action against gun violence and the destruction it imposes on society.