Almost a year after the mass hate crime in Orlando that disturbed the world and subsequently tore apart an entire community, we’re still stitching together the remnants of what was lost. Perhaps one good way to continue the healing is by remembering, not to dwell on the pain, but to gain some coherent semblance of the chaos that took the lives of 49 innocent people, and wounded 53.
This is exactly what veteran documentarian Charlie Minn has done with his film titled One Pulse. The first of what will hopefully be many, Minn’s film is a documentary following the events of the Pulse Night Club shooting. It relies heavily on the first-hand accounts of victims and witnesses on the horrors that transpired in the 192 minutes that it took for the Orlando Police Department to stop the loose gunman, Omar Mateen. However, instead of focusing on the perpetrator, the documentary will center on the stories of the brave victims instead. Minn has also decided to concentrate on the police department’s operations, examining their treatment of the scene and why it took them an agonizing three hours to put down one man.
Minn recently released the first trailer for his documentary, and although One Pulse has no official release date yet, Minn is currently meeting with possible US distributors. The LGBT community and the rest of the world will commemorate the shooting’s first year anniversary on June 12, 2017. Watch the trailer here.–PB&Jam