Through insider access to the people who survived the event, personal memoirs depict a new “Columbine.” This is a story of redemption and identity. WE ARE COLUMBINE examines who we are after trauma and what healing looks like for survivors of the mass shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.
Offering a unique perspective, the filmmaker is also a fellow-survivor of the tragedy and was also a freshman in 1999. Nearly 20 years later, these Columbine alumni feel they have a safe outlet to tell their stories, honest, uncensored, and in their own words. As collective narrators, their respective accounts are interwoven between present-day verite, who they are today, brief introductions into adolescence/ pre-Columbine, what they experienced during those 4 years at school, and how they have been healing and suffering as adults. Columbine alumni trace their feelings as the film reaches back, through, and ultimately forward, exploring what happened on April 20, 1999.