Filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald says,
“We are producing a documentary film (OREGON DIVIDE) focused on the gun control/gun rights debate in Oregon – currently a hotbed of potential gun-safety legislation, against a backdrop of national dialogue on the issue.
Our intent with OREGON DIVIDE is to drive the cultural debate on the issue of gun safety towards real change. Among those we are filming with are family members of the Clackamas Town Center shooting victims, Oregon Senator Ginny Burdick (a long-time gun-safety advocate who regularly sponsors gun safety bills before the Oregon Senate), a number of gun rights advocates spanning the rural/urban divide in Oregon, and media personalities such as KXL 101 FM’s Lars Larson and KINK 101.9 FM’s Sheila Hamilton. We have also interviewed no less than 8 Oregon Senators and Representatives on the issue during the course of the 2013 legislative session.
By painting sympathetic portraits of victim’s families from the Clackamas Town Center shooting paired with profiles of both gun-safety and gun rights advocates (as well as extremist factions active in the debate surrounding gun-safety legislation) we are creating a film that is capturing history as it unfolds. The film will appeal to the majority of Americans who believe the moment has come for a meaningful cultural shift that will help prevent future Sandy Hook-like tragedies.”
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