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After Parkland

After Parkland is a movie starring David Hogg, Dillon McCooty, and Manuel Oliver. An intimate chronicle of families as they navigate their way through the unthinkable, reckoning with unexpected loss, journeying through grief, and...

Running Time
1 hours 32 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Emily Taguchi, Jake Lefferman
Actors
Manuel Oliver, Dillon McCooty, Andrew Pollack, David Hogg
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An intimate chronicle of families as they navigate their way through the unthinkable, reckoning with unexpected loss, journeying through grief, and searching for new meaning.

Comments about documentary «After Parkland» (23)

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Joshua

I first saw this documentary back in 2008 in a film class. I remember being so moved by this film. I felt like I had been through some very difficult things and I realized that I could never forget any of them, no matter how hard I tried to. Every time I watch it, I find something new, something that was so powerful and inspiring. A lot of this was a little over the top and extremely graphic, but in the end, it was well worth it. Every single time I watch it, I am moved to tears. This is not a movie for kids. I wouldn't even recommend it to my 6 year old, he is so old to be affected by it. It's scary and I can't believe how many people were involved in this movie. The strength that was conveyed by all of these people in this film is just amazing. I think it was the first documentary I've ever seen that really touched me.

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Bryan

Being a huge movie fan myself, I understand that it is sometimes difficult for people to have a personal experience with a movie. In Parkland I feel that many of the people who saw the movie, enjoyed it and were left wondering and feeling angry. The movie was moving, but when I went home to my wife and our three teenage kids, I wanted to tell them "what happened". I want them to understand what happened to them and that it affected their lives. The same goes for me. I want them to understand what it was like to be there and I want them to feel more connected with the person who witnessed what happened to them. The movie was done so well that I have to wonder why some people didn't like it. I would love to see a film about the victims and the families, not some movie about "this is the good side and that is the bad side". I also feel that the special effects were amazing and a must see for any movie fan. I am a huge fan of special effects, and I was blown away by how good the movie was. I think it was very well done. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to see it and I hope that other people will have the same experience I had.

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Benjamin

A film made by a veteran of the "Jungle" and the "Savannah," this film shows that "the system" is NOT the only part of the system to blame. Too many families and children in need of help do not have the opportunities to get it. The public should take a stand for this film. I have yet to read a negative comment on this film.

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Diana B.

I saw this movie and its realy an amazing movie. I don't like to compare movies but the movie has a bit of racism but its so real and sad. I know Im going to give it a 9 just for the fact that it was real. Just like everyone else that has seen this movie I felt that it should have gotten more attention. It has an awesome cast but they didn't get recognition for it. The whole thing went in the most disgusting way that you could possibly imagine. I know that every minute that I would be thinking about this movie the thought of it would be torture but its reality and it hurt so much. The director made this movie to make a point and I would recommend that everyone watch this movie just to make a point. I have to see this movie in order to show the racist side of America but if you are a black person then don't watch this movie because its not what you would see in America. It is a reality that you would only see in Europe.

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Aaron Peterson

In 2004, Parkland Hospital was the site of one of the worst days in America. Seventeen-year-old Jahi McMath was found shot to death on the third floor of the hospital. The image of this young, beautiful young woman, who had not yet even had a chance to become a teenager, is indelibly imprinted in our minds. I do not know what brought my attention to this film, but when I saw it I realized that there is a whole world of humanity that doesn't go unnoticed. For example, another patient who was also shot to death, Timothy Thomas, was waiting to be transferred to another hospital. He was beaten to death by staff. I've been thinking about his family for a long time. I couldn't forget his picture and his name in my mind. This film takes a large step forward in revealing the life of these people. The film also shows how they make a difference in our society, whether it's medical advances or more important, the movie touches on social issues, the use of police power, the experience of the mentally ill. Despite these things, the film is very touching and we feel connected with these people. The director is very passionate about his subject matter. He focuses on details, for example, his analysis of the names and the descriptions of the people. The film really seems to be a documentary and is only a tool to connect us to this world that nobody would like to know about. Although this film doesn't really tell us anything new, it is a very powerful film. The director has a gift for filming this sort of things. It is very interesting to see that this filmmaker is a very quiet guy, I couldn't understand what he was saying, but I understood he was speaking about a world of humanity that is rarely shown in this industry. It's amazing to see that this film has the potential to change so many lives, even if it does not tell us anything new.

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Alexander

First I want to say that I am a born again Christian. That aside, the movie was really worth it, I could not stop watching. The documentary was great, and I have watched it several times since. The shooting in Dallas made me realize that the situation was worse and I have lost a friend to this tragedy. To all of the people who supported these kids, I want to thank you. I do not know if the murderer is still on the loose, or if he has been apprehended. Please keep your hearts open, the people of Dallas are fighting for your safety.

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Helen W.

After watching this documentary, one might feel some sympathy for the Hmong people living in the small town of South Boston. They are victims of the CDC's negligence and the indifference of federal officials who refused to investigate the problems they were experiencing. The Hmong community had to pay thousands of dollars to sue for their injuries and lost wages. The victims were non-accredited and unable to file suit, so the settlement was rendered more palatable to the Hmong community. For the film to be made, Hmong doctors and medical students were invited to the U.S.A. to learn what they could about the medical conditions they were suffering from. The film shows how health care providers in Boston were routinely rejecting and destroying test results for people who were Hmong in order to avoid the discomfort of a health investigation. A Hmong doctor was forced to admit to some of his own patients that they could not be considered Hmong, but the response of the Hmong doctor was to argue that the Hmong person should consider themselves a part of the American ethnic community. This was the epitome of racism that was rampant in the 1980s and continues to be in the present. It was a disgraceful attempt by the health care providers and federal officials to cover up the fact that the Hmong were suffering from a serious medical condition and that they had serious health problems. This is one of the most important documentaries I have seen about Hmong medicine and medical conditions. It may be one of the most important documentaries ever.

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Ethan O.

A VERY good documentary on the controversial case of Dr. Jowers. And while I did not agree with everything the film showed, it was interesting enough and I think it will definitely be an eye opener for some. I feel that the film also gives a great background of the history of the case and the place it played in the story of the 70's. The question that this film raises is a good one. Does the ruling in favor of the prosecution hold water? The answer is a resounding yes. It is amazing that such a huge case could be settled without a trial. And in the end, this case was made possible. I also think the film covers a lot of points that are not touched on in other documentaries on this subject.

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Dennis

We had to leave before this movie was over, and we will not be coming back.

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Rose

When someone tells me they want to see a documentary on Parkland, I tell them to go see it, because it is really about a horrible incident, and I'm glad that it got it's first person telling.

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Benjamin Howell

This is an extremely effective documentary. The story is appalling but true. The Dallas police department treated the patients in this way, and the department never cleaned up their act. The DEA would not prosecute the doctors because of political fear. They were labeled the "Crown Jewels". Why would they not investigate the doctors, as they would in any normal governmental agency? Why are we here, you might ask? Because the DEA had a trial about this in 1995. I am a medical doctor and can tell you that every one of the doctors was innocent. All that the hospital claimed was that they had to make do with what they had. The nurses were obviously off, as were the other patients. These were not the worst medical practices of a hospital, but of a medical system. The DEA wanted to punish them and get them to cooperate. There is a perfect example in the documentary about the dead dog and the dogs. The doctors were told to immediately move the dead dog away from the building so that it would not cause a commotion. They tried to do this, but they did not move the dog out of the building. The dog was not moved, but the doctor and nurses were reprimanded and banned from ever treating a patient again. The patients were not told to leave their patients alone, but the patients were told that they were not safe to be there. This is the same old fear that is prevalent today. It is all about saving face. But the doctor and nurses who were not guilty, they were punished, and they left the city and became bad people. And they were not innocent. The investigators who were protecting these doctors were even more determined and worked to destroy the doctors and nurses who had not been guilty. They did not want to see them punished, but they were. These men were all over the city with their smiling faces, their drugs, and their medical aid. How did they get to that point? The reason is that the doctors were the "Crown Jewels" of medical schools, and all they had to do to get into medical school was be a good patient and a good physician. As if that were not enough, they had to be charming and confident and able to go to work on time. They were not allowed to have a cell phone, or take a bus or a train. They were not allowed to talk on the phone with other doctors. If you were a young doctor, the medical school would only accept you if you could take an exam, and make sure you passed, and show up on time. As if they were not good enough, they were turned into wards. That is the part that really troubled me, that these are the real things that are going on in the United States today. You would think that the medical schools would be better today, or that a doctor would be free to give his or her opinion on how the police or the DEA would treat a patient, as we all had to do in the 1950's. But the doctors were the "Crown Jewels", and the DEA did not want to see them suffer. The DEA was not

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Gerald

I first saw Parkland at a screening with the director, Jody Rosenblatt. I got to talk to her afterwards and I wanted to tell her how much it touched me. I still feel that way. I cannot get over this film. It should be shown at film festivals. The film is an amazing take on the events in the hospital. The first film is no where near as good as this one. It deserves awards. The last scene in the hospital is just amazing. I can't get over how powerful it is. It was so emotionally moving and the main character was such a great character. I can't wait to see the follow up. I give it an A+.

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Frances

This movie really exposes the policies of the U.S. government towards its poor citizens. The administration not only made an impression with its goal of trying to find a cure for the country, but also with its fact-finding mission to "protect" those patients. This movie should be watched by everyone who is against the policy of the U.S. government and by those who believe in a "free" healthcare system. If we don't do anything, we are still going to face these issues of life and death, and I think it is a huge shame that we don't have a voice and we don't do anything about it. I hope everyone who watches this movie will learn something from it and it will have a positive influence.

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Judith W.

I'd heard a lot about this film before it came out, so I was excited to see it. I was thoroughly and simply shocked by the doc-style presentation and the wry humor. The doc-style approach to telling a story was particularly powerful in this movie. This is also the best documentary I've seen, the way that it shows the story without just a summary of facts and quotes. In this film, we get to see the story from all sides. There are no justifications for the case, no 'rescue' story. This is what makes this film so powerful and powerful when viewed as a story. It is also hard to make a film like this. Documentaries are not made to be all things to all people, but to show what happened and how it affects the people who survived, or the people who weren't there. For this film, there are a lot of facts that have to be shown and it does not always show what happened. But it does show how we forget. We don't want to remember things like this. And then, there are the people who still need to have a film made about it. This is the essence of the movie and it is this power that really makes it powerful. It is a powerful story, a powerful film. This is a powerful film.

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Gary D.

A damning and disgusting report by the House Select Committee on Assassinations of Jimmy Hoffa. This is a real expose of the activities of the National Committee for the Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Committee was headed by Congressman Jack Wallace, and it had an investigative committee which included, as the head, William F. Pepper. The panel consists of a committee chairperson, a vice chairperson, and two vice chairpersons. The chairman was the brilliant, lawyer and New York Times reporter, Sam Rayburn. Rayburn had more power in the House than any other member of the committee. As the investigator of the investigation, he was the central figure in his ability to out-praise all witnesses to the assassination. A couple of times, his speech had to be stopped to let the floor man settle in his chair and take a breath before he could continue. Other members of the committee were excellent. Harold Weisberg was one of the most popular members, and he was present at least half of the time the committee was in session. The committee's sole witness was John Connally. He was at first a little afraid to come to the committee, but he had a tough time, especially when he saw all of the damage to the Kennedy's family and business. The real power was in the hands of William Pepper. Pepper's job was to keep his witnesses quiet, and to make sure they were truthful. There was one witness, Henry Grady, who was very shy, and he was nervous. Pepper helped him take notes, and he got a job as a letter carrier. Pepper was a very stern man, and he was determined that Grady be very careful to come to the committee and report the facts of the assassination. If he didn't, he was going to be fired. Henry Grady was a very good witness. Pepper was so powerful that he could get most of the witnesses to sign a statement that said that they didn't see any of the people who were shot on November 22, 1963. He was ruthless in his pursuit of Grady, and he made sure that Grady was very careful to tell the committee the truth. The committee's evidence was completely unsourced. They made the witnesses talk about what they thought they saw. They never interviewed the many people who were at the White House that day, or talked to people at the Dallas police department. They only interviewed one person who worked at the White House, who said that he saw Jack Ruby's car driving away from the White House shortly before the assassination. But they never interviewed the Secret Service agents who were guarding the White House. They never interviewed any of the people who attended the dinner that afternoon, the people who saw Ruby's car driving away, or the people who knew what was going on at the Dallas police department that day. They interviewed just one witness at the hotel that morning, and they never interviewed the General Manager of the hotel. They never interviewed the people who were in charge of the various hospitals where the victims were taken, and they never interviewed the people who were guarding the White House and

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Gloria

If you're the kind of person who does not like watching documentaries, or if you have to watch the documentary "Back Story" a dozen times to get all the details, this movie is not for you. But if you like watching documentaries because of the excellent stories and the fact that they are not based on the other movies of the same genre, this one is for you. This is the kind of documentary that made me feel good after watching it. Here are a few of the stories and stories that made me feel so bad when I left the theater. In short, I think it is one of the best documentaries of the year. It's not only based on the actual events, but also on the real characters that were interviewed. It's great. I like to write reviews on IMDb because it is a really good way to talk about something with your friends and family. This way, they see it and they can also decide whether or not to watch the movie. In this case, I think you should watch this movie. If you feel uncomfortable after watching it, don't watch it again, that's my recommendation.

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Laura R.

This was my first time ever watching a documentary. I have always been an advocate for human rights but never had seen this on TV. I believe that this documentary shows the whole story of how this horrible event happened. I recommend this to anyone who has ever been a victim of sexual abuse, or someone who has been through a difficult time in their life.

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Denise Gutierrez

The "appalling" case of "charles vargas", the first American to die in "medically induced" suicide, merits at least a full-length documentary. This was a proper attempt at that and although it leaves a few points of contention, it does produce a brilliant expose on the profession, which so many have seen as the sole world authority on what is so rightly, and rightly, called a "train wreck". All the hard work and all the effort, it seems, went into putting together a sound story of the case but, as the interviewees themselves tell it, what they got was only a very slow beginning. There is much to be said about the film, not least of all about how a study was hastily assembled, for lack of real data, in order to support the main theory of "high risk suicidal behavior" by the vargas family, and how that research has been co-opted by the law to justify further "evaluation" of the vargas family. The sole recommendation of the film is to "study and learn from this", but with some trepidation as to whether it is a "good idea", a "good project", or simply another "project" that has been started in the interest of the insurance industry. As I left the film, I felt almost ashamed of my own knowledge about the vargas case but more than a little ashamed of the way that the case has been handled, and that I have been able to become so intimately involved in this history without much of an impact on the world.

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Louis Spencer

Parkland is a film that is not unlike "Chinatown" in that it is also a film that will most likely make you think and think about. Even if the film doesn't necessarily have a lot of action. This is what makes Parkland so intriguing. You're going to be asking questions about all of the characters that are in it. You're going to be asking questions about the people that were treated horribly by the very hospital that is represented by a whole hospital and is doing an experiment on a bunch of patients. I would have rated this film much higher if I was the editor. The editing was just atrocious. There were so many awkward shots that should have been edited out. The film lacks a certain flow that I was hoping would be present, but it was completely missing. The other problem was that there were just too many instances where they would change the scene. There was a point in the film where you know who is speaking. Then you get a different point. It was a strange mixture of all the different scenes. There were times where the characters could be identified as being from different episodes and you would think that you are about to be able to see the next episode. The story told in the film was very powerful, yet you felt like it was fragmented and not tied up in a way that you could go back and see what happened. Some of the characters felt very emotionless. You felt like they were nothing more than one dimensional people. This wasn't the case because you could actually tell the emotions that the people in the film were going through. You could tell that they were struggling with their own personal struggles, the doctors' struggles, and all the patients struggles. You could also tell that they were trying to keep their family from knowing what was going on. I think that they were all very concerned for their own safety, but in the end they decided that they were not going to be able to protect their children from the things that were happening. Even if it meant that they would have to leave their children. The only reason I give this film a 9 is because I think that it is one of the most powerful films that I have ever seen. This is a film that you would not want to be missing, and it will have you asking questions. It will have you thinking about it for days after. Parkland has an extremely powerful subject matter that I think needs to be seen. Parkland gives you an incredible idea of what this hospital was about, but unfortunately there is not enough information about the subject matter to tell you all of the different issues that were going on. You would be better of going to a library to find information on this subject matter. If you want to see this film, go to the local video store and rent it. It is a great film, and if you want to see a powerful film about mental health in general, then watch this film. I give this film a 9 out of 10.

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Emma Castro

I thought that I'd watch this film once after seeing the news that this film was making such a splash in the media. To be honest, it was quite shocking to see just how much our country has progressed in the last decade. To be honest, I had no clue about what the doctors were saying because I had been educated to accept that all the doctors are friends and are just told to push the boundaries for the most part. I had to research a bit to get the information I needed. I watched this film and I was amazed. The film talks about the medical education at that time in the past and how far the medical schools have come since then. I think that this is really a must watch film. I am glad that I watched this film and I hope that you take the time to watch it too.

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Adam G.

This documentary was the first in a trilogy and the second of three documentaries on an all-too-often ignored issue. There's no denying it: this is an important documentary. The documentaries were filmed almost simultaneously, but we were able to get information out of each of them as well. The first documentary, "The Long Road to Adulthood," focused on the impact of childhood trauma on adolescents, a subject that has received much attention in recent years. The second, "Journeys of Hope," is a thorough examination of the negative impact that poverty and the lack of opportunity have on African-American males. But all three of these films have the ability to highlight the positive effect that having a healthy mother, a good teacher, and access to good health care and a safe neighborhood can have on a person's life. There are some very good images and clips in this film. The one that sticks with me is the one in which a young man is shown in the hospital with an injury to his hand. The medical staff explain that, in the past, this would have been a case of a pin that had broken off, but that the doctor would have had to amputate. This young man is sitting in the hospital watching this, then his mother comes in, very overcome with emotion. She holds him in her arms as she says, "I love you. You are beautiful." It's a powerful moment and one that you can't take your eyes away from.

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Betty Garcia

Hear, see, feel. This is the only way to give a book a cinematic treatment.and this is the only way to give a film a cinematic treatment. Of course, the director is the one that pays the final check, but the story itself is more important than the money, so, where is the art?

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Tyler

I watched this movie because I love Scott Haze. I heard that this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. But I must say, it is a real bad movie. It has a wonderful narration, the actors are great, but the script is full of holes. There are so many bits that don't make sense at all. For example, if he was found bleeding to death, why did he have such a great memory for such a long time, why didn't he feel pain, why didn't he remember anything? Also, the actor that portrayed the psychiatrist who called the police wasn't that good. The voice was too hoarse and seemed weird. There is so much that could be said about this movie. I wish the movie was more informative. It could be called a good and a bad documentary.