The trailer for Chris McKim‘s documentary Freedia Got a Gun has been released ahead of its premiere at the upcoming AFI Docs digital film festival running June 17 – 21.
After the death of her brother, New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia decides to user her platform to raise awareness about gun violence.
Freedia Got A Gun will be streaming for 24 hours beginning June 20. For more on the AFI Docs fest click here to check out the official site.
Devastated after learning her brother Adam was murdered, New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia uses her platform to raise awareness about the complexities of gun violence, a nationwide epidemic that continues to disproportionally harm Black communities. As Freedia shares her personal journey from growing up gay in the projects through Hurricane Katrina and chasing her musical dreams, she delves deep into the first-hand experiences she and the community have had with gun violence, seeking to uncover the causes behind it. She is not alone in her quest to make the streets of New Orleans safer for the next generation: mothers, teachers, students and others personally affected reveal the collective trauma left in the wake of this violence. Her brother’s murder still unsolved, Freedia leads us through a courageous and necessary dialogue about the origins of this American epidemic.