Film Screening Recounts Virginia Tech Schootings

Posted: April 27, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: April 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

On Thursday April 28, in at 4:30 p.m., the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and the Film and Media Studies Program will show “Living for 32” in the Johnson Center Cinema. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the subject of the film, Colin Goddard, and his father, Andy Goddard.

This 40-minute documentary explores the courageous journey to recovery for Colin Goddard, who was shot four times in his French class during the tragic mass shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. Thirty-two students and faculty died that day. Their families and the many others who were physically injured and psychologically traumatized by the massacre are also on a lifelong journey to recovery.

Colin is now assistant director of legislative affairs at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and his father, Andy, is president of the Richmond chapter of the Brady Campaign.

“Living for 32” was shown at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and is now making a national tour of universities, film festivals and other venues. This event is free and open to the public.

To see the trailer and find more information about the film,  go to livingfor32.com.

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