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Bulletproof
Institute of Contemporary Arts
August 2022
Bulletproof, dir. Todd Chandler, USA 2020, 84 min., English


What does it mean to be safe at school in the United States? Safe from what – and from whom? Screening as part of the Summer Exclusives series of films that can only be seen in the UK at the ICA, Todd Chandler’s feature both asks and complicates these questions with a provocative exploration of fear and American violence.

Bulletproof examines the culture of mass shootings within American schools. But rather than focusing on any one event, Chandler takes us through the ritualised preparations and drills that now form part of an average school day. From teacher training sessions at gun ranges to trade fairs specialising in bulletproof whiteboards, Bulletproof is a cinematic meditation on the forces that shape the culture of violence in the US – a nightmarish vision of a capitalist society where there’s money to be made from fear, terror and death.
 
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