‘Shell Shocked’ Documents Violence in New Orleans

Text by Ellen Kennerly | Photos by Kara Khan

It’s easier to get a gun than a textbook in New Orleans, America’s murder capital. ‘Shell-Shocked’ — a movie filled with violence, death and schoolroom chaos — stunned the young Bronx audience in New York. A New Orleans teen pleads “I really do not, do not want to die young! I do not want to stay here because I don’t want to die.”

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