DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM | 5´ 14” | USA | 2015 | PREMIERE IN SPAIN.
DIRECTOR: LAUREN KNAPP
Over the past decade schools have become concerned with protecting their students from the threat of an armed gunman. In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, most elementary schools are now conducting safety drills that would prepare teachers and students for such a threat. “Lockdown” explores this chilling new reality through the voices of students, a teacher, and a parent. It provokes us to contemplate the emotional weight of this new normal.
- Black Maria Film Festival Various Locations
- Thin Line Film Festival Denton, TX
- SF Indie Fest San Francisco, CA
- Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Sebastopol, CA
- (In)Justice For All Film Festival Chicago
- Independent Film Festival Boston Boston, MA
- International KurtzFilmFestival Landau La.Meko Landaue
- National Gallery of Art Washington DC
- Roxie Theater San Francisco
- IndieCapitol Awards Washington, DC
- Wheaton Film Festival
Lauren Knapp is a multimedia storyteller interested in ethnography through documentary. She has been working in film, television, and radio since 2006 and has been broadcast on the PBS NewsHour, PRI’s The World, WQED, and The Allegheny Front. In 2011, she moved to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the support of a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship where she researched and produced “Live From UB” (2014), a feature length documentary on rock music and national identity among Mongolia’s urban youth. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University