How Many Lives
The proposed documentary explores the views and impacts of gun violence through the eyes of 25 young student artists of Jersey City, NJ. In creating a 180-foot long mural titled "How Many Lives?" we enter into their innermost world of emotions and thoughts, about the human toll taken by the gun culture that thrives in the United States of America. In working with fine artists Duda Penteado, who is also the film's director, and Catherine Hart, the students depict numerous well-publicized killings and mass murders, some local and others that have occurred across the country.