The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2021 REVIEW! Judd Ehrlich’s The Price of Freedom joins the writer-director’s growing library of films that probe the American psyche of issues that divide people and possibly bring them together. Finding a flicker of light at a seemingly endless tunnel of despair, the documentarylooks at America’s ugliest wart — gun violence. Ehrlich also examines The Second Amendment and its ardent supporters, such as the NRA (National Rifle Association), who only view it through its literal meaning as the forefathers wrote in 1791. Desperate for gun control are the families, loved ones, and communities of every school and mass shooting in America. The film aims to expose divisions within the NRA card-carrying members and the rise of gun violence from the end of the 20th century until now, leading to a movement to enforce laws preventing men and women from owning guns, especially criminals and the mentally ill. Through well-researched events, policies, and studies of the NRA, gun culture, and several U.S. administrations’ inability to enforce major gun laws for almost 40 years, we are led down a harrowing odyssey of obsession and heartbreak. With an array of experts and policymakers, including former President Bill Clinton, weighing in on the gun violence issue, it would seem as if history has not done much to protect people from gun violence. Yet, the ability to buy weapons, including assault weapons meant for war, is easily accessed and plentiful. “…aims to expose divisions within the NRA card-carrying members and the […]

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