We Are Columbine


The Main 2 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 7:10 PM
The Main 3 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 2:00 PM
The Main 3 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Best of Fest
Tags:Culture & Society
Women Directors
Social Justice
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2018
Runtime:78 min
Website:Official Website
Director:Laura Farber
Co-Director:Laura Farber
Producer:Joseph Fitzgerald
Tom Weinberg
John W. Bosher
Chris Charles
Josephine Bode
Clare Deady
Heidi Zersen
Cinematographer:Joseph Fitzgerald
Screenwriter:Laura Farber
Editor:James Stanger
Composer:Tom Hambleton


Director Laura Farber, Film Subjects Kiki Leyba and Jaimi Norden, and Bloomington Public Schools’ Rick J. Kaufman Attending April 20 + 21

The Columbine shootings were a tragic event in American history and have proved a lasting influence in continued acts of violence ever since. In this harrowing account, student and faculty survivors of Columbine, Amy, Gus, Jaimi, Zach, Mr. Leyba and Principal DeAngelis, reflect on the event that has both shaped them and created an unbreakable spirit shared between them. This is not the story of death, but of the process of healing in the face of the unspeakable.

Director Laura Farber, herself a survivor of Columbine, stages the documentary as a series of intimate one-on-one interviews, where fellow survivors share their personal experiences of the tragedy that changed their lives forever. We Are Columbine is ultimately a film about the triumph of the human spirit, and through these accounts we as an audience are asked to reflect not only on that day in 1999, but on the state of our schools today.

Director Biography

Laura Farber Laura Farber is a documentary filmmaker and survivor of the 1999 Columbine school shootings, having been a freshman at the time of the tragedy. Laura has worked as a freelance producer in Chicago on a diverse range networks such as MSNBC, The History Channel and The Discovery Channel.



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