Gun Killers

Screens with Shorts Program on Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 pm in Sunset (N108)

DIRECTOR

Jason Young

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

11 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Have you ever wondered what happens to illegal guns that are confiscated in Canada? The answer lies in this lyrical and nearly wordless short NFB film. After a typical day of harvesting vegetables, retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little begin their secret work – hypnotic, percussive and visually arresting – on behalf of the RCMP. With their specialized skills, this unassuming Maritime couple play a discrete but vital role in Canada’s gun control enforcement. Powerfully suggestive rather than didactic, the emotional impact of this short piece of pure cinematic poetry will stay with you long after the lights have come back on.

Advisory: contains coarse language and verbal descriptions of violent crime.

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